09/17/2013 11:14:55
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
During the past century, programmable technologies evolved from spinning gears and vacuum tubes to transistors and microchips. Now, a group of Caltech researchers and their colleagues at the University of Washington, Harvard University, and UC San Francisco are exploring how biologically important molecules—like DNA, RNA, and proteins—could be the next generation of programmable devices.
09/16/2013 11:45:04
Ann Motrunich

When certain cells in our bodies are missing or nonfunctional, the only current options are to treat the symptoms with drugs or try to acquire transplants. But what if cells in our own bodies could be transformed to take on the missing functions?

Friday, September 27, 2013 to Sunday, September 29, 2013

Biology & Biological Engineering Annual Retreat

09/13/2013 09:52:55
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
To expand its involvement in online learning, the California Institute of Technology will offer courses through the online education platform edX beginning this October.
Friday, October 4, 2013

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Orientation

08/18/2013 10:00:33
Katie Neith
The human body is full of tiny microorganisms, and the GI tract is home to the largest concentration and highest diversity of bacterial species. But how do these organisms persist and thrive in a system that is constantly in flux due to foods and fluids moving through it? A team led by Caltech biologist Sarkis Mazmanian believes it has found the answer, at least in one common group of bacteria: a set of genes that promotes stable microbial colonization of the gut.
08/08/2013 10:42:27
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The Rosen Center supports bioengineering research through the funding of fellows and faculty from many disciplines, including applied physics, chemical engineering, synthetic biology, and computer science.
07/18/2013 11:00:40
Kimm Fesenmaier
Biologists at Caltech have worked out the details of a mechanism that leads undifferentiated blood stem cells to become macrophages—immune cells that attack bacteria and other foreign pathogens.
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Graduate TA Orientation & Teaching Conference

07/04/2013 12:40:08
Kimm Fesenmaier
A team of researchers led by newly arrived Caltech biologist Mitchell Guttman and Kathrin Plath of UCLA, has figured out how some RNA molecules take advantage of their position within the 3-D structure of genomic material to home in on targets.