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A mobile app that decodes the health of your heart. Probiotics that can treat the symptoms of autism. A 30-minute test that reveals your body’s resistance to certain antibiotics. Caltech researchers from diverse fields—biology, chemistry, physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, and geology—are advancing foundational science to create new medical treatments and tools. Your gift will accelerate the pace of discovery to help people live healthier, longer lives.
Since its public launch in April 2016, Break Through: The Caltech Campaign has broken Institute fundraising records. While Break Through looks to secure Caltech’s future as a source of discovery for the world, the campaign already is making an imprint on campus and beyond by supporting Caltech people who are pursuing big questions and bold ideas.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, have pledged $5 million through The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to endow a professorial chair at Caltech named in honor of David Baltimore, Nobel laureate, Caltech president emeritus, and Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology.
The Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI), a nonprofit founded by physician and Caltech trustee Richard Merkin, has extended its partnership with Caltech for a minimum of three more years. This renewed support will strengthen Caltech’s ability to pioneer scientific and technological advancements in the life sciences so that patients living with debilitating conditions can live longer, healthier lives.
Osman Kibar (BS ’93) wants to turn back time. His business, Samumed, makes drug therapies that may reboot the body’s capacity to renew damaged or diseased tissue. If these efforts pay off in full, society will see cures for everything from baldness to cancer. According to Kibar, this ambitious endeavor benefits from a little bit of Caltech thinking.