Recent media coverage of our lab's work

Below are news articles, features, and highlights that explain our results to the broader scientific community and the general public.

"Identifying the Neural Link Between Gut Bacteria and Social Behavior in Mice" link to story
Caltech Weekly, June 2021

"Ask Caltech Experts: Inside the Caltech COVID-19 Study"
Link to Webinar featuring interviews with graduate students Alex Winnett, Emily Savela, and Matt Cooper

"Researchers Partner with Pasadena Public Health on COVID-19 Study" link to story
Caltech Weekly, March 2021

"The hidden math of biological behavior” link to story
Caltech Matters, August 2020

"Speedy antibiotic susceptibility tests for high-priority pathogens" link to story
Eureka Alerts, March 2020

"Poop Matters: Making the Mouse Gut Microbiome More Human-Like" link to story
Caltech Matters, February 2020

"Making gut microbiome studies more human" video
ResearchSquare, February 2020

"First Line of Defense" link
Caltech Matters, April 2019

"Large dietary fibre molecules change gut microbiome" link
New Food Magazine, February 2019

"Dietary Fiber Helps Clump Material in Your Gut" link
Caltech Daily News, February 2019

" Rapid urine test could reduce unnecessary antibiotic use" link
Harvard Women's Health Watch, January 2018

" 'Digital' Nucleic Acid Amplification Shows Promise for Rapid Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing" link
360Dx, October 2017

"Caltech Researchers Create Test That Reveals Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in 30 Minutes" link
Caltech Daily News, October 2017

"Mining the microbial dark matter:
Microbiologists are finding new ways to explore the vast universe of unknown microbes in the hunt for antibiotics"

Nature, June 2015 link, pdf


"Microbes Help Produce Serotonin in Gut" link
Caltech Daily News, April 2015
Elaine Hsiao, Liang Ma

"Immunology: Starve a fever, feed the microbiota" html
News and Views, Nature, October 2014 pdf (991 KB).
Said Bogatyrev

"Busted: Most-Wanted Microbe Captured by Microfluidic Cultivation" link
Science Life, University of Chicago, June 2014
Liang Ma, Mikhail A. Karymov, Jungwoo Kim

"Growing Unknown Microbes One by One" link
Caltech Daily News, June 2014
Liang Ma, Mikhail A. Karymov, Jungwoo Kim

"Long-Term Sample Preservation On-Chip" link
Research Highlights, Lab on a Chip, December 2013
Stefano Begolo and Feng Shen

"Using $15M DARPA Award, Caltech Team Shows Robust Digital Isothermal PCR on 'SlipChip' Device" link
PCR Insider, December 2013
David A. Selck, Mikhail A. Karymov, Bing Sun

"SlipChip Counts Molecules with Chemistry and a Cell Phone" html
Caltech News, November 2013
David A. Selck, Mikhail A. Karymov, Bing Sun

"Medical Engineering: A Moral Obligation" pdf, html
ENGenious, October 2013
David A. Selck, Mikhail A. Karymov, Bing Sun

"Rustem Ismagilov PhD '98: Chemist Thinking Really Small"pdf (392 KB), html
University of Wisconsin Alumni Association - Forward under 40, 3/2/12

"New Professor Uses Chemistry and Chemical Engineering to Make a Difference" pdf (521 KB), html
Caltech Today, 12/8/11

"Three Caltech Profs Get More Than $5 Million in Grants from the NSF" pdf (457 KB), html
Caltech Today, 11/16/11

"With a Twist, Chip Measures Viral Loads" pdf (500 KB)
Chemical & Engineering News, 10/18/11
Feng Shen, Bing Sun, Jason E. Kreutz, Toan Huynh, Wenbin Du

"Monitoring HIV on a Cheap Chip" pdf (361 KB), html
Technology Review, 10/18/11
Feng Shen, Bing Sun, Jason E. Kreutz, Toan Huynh, Wenbin Du

News archive prior to September 2011

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