The Amgen Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the biotechnology company, has committed $7.5 million for a suite of graduate fellowships in biochemistry and molecular biophysics that will provide Caltech students exceptional latitude in their studies of the molecular basis of life. The fellowship program is in the name of Caltech president emeritus and Nobel laureate David Baltimore.
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When Max J. Kay (BS ’73) and Naida Shaw created the Dr. Stanley E. Whitcomb Scholarship at Caltech, they fulfilled two personal goals.
Behind almost every discovery, there is a team. Breakthroughs grow out of scientific collaborations among extraordinary investigators. And another type of partnership can drive new knowledge: backing from generous supporters. Such is the case for Sarkis Mazmanian, the Luis B. and Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology and a Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator at Caltech.
Wearable biosensors to monitor depression. Algorithms to accelerate directed evolution. More accurate climate predictions. These are just a few of the advances Caltech’s Carver Mead New Adventures Fund has helped launch.
A nationally recognized leader, Bailey brings more than two decades of development experience to the campus.
During the 2018–19 academic year, Caltech recognized three faculty members with the Institute’s most distinguished award for individual faculty—a named professorship.
Devoted educator deepened campus–JPL ties and helped bring about Voyager, the W. M. Keck Observatory, LIGO
Scholarships can change students’ lives, and they play an essential role in Caltech’s ability to attract talented, creative undergraduates.
A gift to Break Through: The Caltech Campaign from trustee Richard Merkin establishes the Richard N. Merkin Institute for Translational Research.
In 24 hours, 1,127 Caltech alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends from 44 states and 16 countries joined together, raising nearly $200,000 and unlocking an extra $25,000 for scholarships. Of this community, 225 were first-time donors!