Advancing medicine, improving health.
“The close relationship between biology, engineering, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and more at Caltech creates synergy. Discoveries in one field advance the other fields in a geometric rather than additive way.”
Stephen Mayo, Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry; William K. Bowes Jr. Foundation Chair, Division of Biology
Caltech biologists, chemists, and engineers—like protein-engineering pioneer Stephen Mayo, who in 2012 became the Institute’s first named division chair—are creating the kinds of game-changing methods, materials, and devices that are transforming medicine. Biomedical researchers at Caltech follow Mayo’s lead, pushing beyond existing knowledge to generate unique insights into life's most complex systems and strategies for overcoming some of society’s most pressing health issues.
Stephen Mayo named inaugural Bowes Division Chair.
A Caltech biologist is named the inaugural Bowes Foundation Division Chair.
The physics of going viral.
Caltech researchers measure the rate of DNA transfer from viruses to bacteria.
Caltech researchers boost brain repair with gene therapy.
Caltech researchers develop a gene therapy that boosts brain repair in cases involving demyelinating diseases.