Johnson & Johnson Awards $180,000 Grant for Antileukemic Drug Research

PASADENA, Calif. — What do leukemia, the evergreen plum-yew tree in southeast Asia, and California Institute of Technology faculty member Brian Stoltz have in common?

Stoltz, an assistant professor of chemistry, is utilizing the yew to create antileukemic drugs.

To assist him in this effort, health-care product manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has awarded Stoltz a $180,000 grant over three years as part of its Focused Giving Program.

Three Caltech Faculty Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

PASADENA, Calif. — The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected three California Institute of Technology faculty members as academy fellows. They are Fred C. Anson, Elizabeth Gilloon Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus; Joseph L. Kirschvink, professor of geobiology; and Colin F. Camerer, Rea A. and Lela G. Axline Professor of Business Economics.

The 2003 class of 187 fellows and 29 foreign honorary members includes four college presidents, three Nobel laureates, and four Pulitzer Prize winners.

Six Caltech Professors Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Six Caltech professors recently received Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships for 2003.

Caltech Professor Receives National Academy of Sciences Award

Harry B. Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and founding director of the Beckman Institute at the California Institute of Technology, has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Award in Chemical Sciences.

Two Caltech Professors Elected to American Philosophical Society

PASADENA, Calif. — The American Philosophical Society (APS) recently announced that Pamela J. Bjorkman, professor of biology at Caltech and investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and Peter B. Dervan, Bren Professor of Chemistry, are two of the 37 new members elected in this year.

Bjorkman is being recognized for her work with molecules needed for cell-surface recognition, and their role in the immune system.

Caltech Professor Receives Young Investigator Award for Insights into the Brain

Linda Hsieh-Wilson named Beckman Young Investigator; will receive $240,000 in support.

Caltech Professor Cited for Insights into Atmospheric Phenomena

PASADENA, Ca.- The chemical constituents of Earth's atmosphere are linked together in a complex way. A subtle alteration of one can make significant, often counterintuitive changes to another. For his work in unraveling some of the knotty complexity involved in such atmospheric processes, the California Institute of Technology's John H. Seinfeld has been awarded the Desert Research Institute's 2001 Nevada Medal.

Caltech Celebrates Pauling Centennial

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the late Linus Pauling's birthday, the California Institute of Technology will host "Frontiers in Science," a day of presentations by world renowned scientists including three Nobel Laureates. The event will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2, in Beckman Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Caltech, Agere Systems scientists developtechnique to shrink memory chips

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology and Agere Systems, formerly known as the Microelectronics Group of Lucent Technologies, have developed a technique that could result in a new generation of reliable nanoscale memory chips. This research could lead to smaller, less expensive cellular phones and digital cameras.

Caltech Professor Honored by the Pope

PASADENA—Ahmed Zewail, 1999 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Physics and professor of physics at Caltech, was appointed as an academician to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on November 13 at the Vatican.

Zewail met Pope John Paul II at St. Peter's Basilica and was presented with the insignia of the Pontifical Academy. There are only 80 academicians who are members of the Pontifical Academy, which dates back to 1603. He and president David Baltimore, who was appointed in 1978, are two members from Caltech.


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