Today Caltech announced the appointment of Thomas F. Rosenbaum as the Institute's ninth president. Dr. Rosenbaum is currently the John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics and provost at the University of Chicago.
New Caltech faculty member Lulu Qian performs research in the field of molecular programming to design synthetic molecular systems with neural-network-like behaviors and tiny robots from the programmed interactions of DNA molecules.
Using an experimental video technique, Caltech researchers have developed a simple new stimulus that allows them to narrow down cell types in the retina that could aid in the detection of aerial predators.
In a move that creates an academic division unlike any other among its peer institutions, Caltech has combined the disciplines of biology and biological engineering into a new Division of Biology and Biological Engineering.