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12/21/2018

Mission IMPossible

Caltech biochemistry professor Bil Clemons is on a mission to take some of the guesswork out of how we study integral membrane proteins (IMPs).
photo of Bil Clemens with graduate student Shyam Saladi
12/06/2018

Focusing on the Negative is Good When It Comes to Batteries

Whitney Clavin
Fluoride-based batteries have the potential to last up to eight times longer than those in use today.
An illustration of the electrolyte solution used in the new study
11/26/2018

Wilton Wells Webster, Jr. (BS ’49), 1928–2018

Wilton Wells (“Will”) Webster, Jr. (BS ’49), a pioneering inventor of cardiac catheters, passed away on November 10. He was 90.
Wilton Wells Webster, Jr.
11/16/2018

The Future of Imaging Cells: Q&A with Lu Wei

Whitney Clavin
New chemistry professor Lu Wei combines the tools of physical chemistry and bioimaging to create new ways to see inside cells.
Lu Wei
11/13/2018

Symposium Marks 10 Years of Caltech-City of Hope Partnership

Emily Velasco
Caltech and City of Hope's Biomedical Research Initiative has reached its 10th anniversary and has funded 53 projects.
A thematic graphic showing the concept of medical engineering
11/12/2018

From Beaker to Solved 3-D Structure in Minutes

Whitney Clavin
A new method for learning the structures of small molecules, such as hormones, is "like science fiction."
Tyler Fulton
10/25/2018

New Tools for Creating Mirrored Forms of Molecules

Whitney Clavin
Chemists have developed an easier way to make libraries of candidate drugs with a specific "handedness."
Gregory Fu and Zhaobin Wang at Caltech.
10/22/2018

Model Describing Conditions Under Which Oxygenated Water Could Exist on Mars Challenges Traditional Beliefs About Planet's Habitability

Robert Perkins
New study explores how much oxygen could exist in water on Mars, and how that impacts potential habitability.
Mars
10/03/2018

Frances Arnold Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Whitney Clavin
For her work on the directed evolution method of bioengineering enzymes, Frances Arnold has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
photo of Frances Arnold
09/06/2018

From Colorado to Caltech: Meet Chemistry Professor Kimberly See

Whitney Clavin
A new video profiles Kimberly See, a battery chemist who joined the faculty last year.
Kimberly See