Viviana named the Director of the Merkin Institute for Translational Research at Caltech!

JUNE 2023

Xinhong Chen wins the Lawrence L. and Audrey W. Ferguson Prize for outstanding doctoral thesis in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering!


Viviana selected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)!


Viviana is the 2020 grand prize winner of the Science and PINS Prize for Neuromodulation!


Congratulations to Min Jee Jang who received NARSAD Young Investigator Grant!

APRIL 2020

Viviana recieves the 2020 Outstanding New Investigator Award from ASGCT!

January 2019

Congratulations to Elliot for being selected as a 2019 Bridge to Independence Award fellow by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative!

February 2019

Viviana is featured in the Neuron “Voices” article Driving the Next Steps with Technology, celebrating 30 years of Neuron, where she discusses recent advances and neuroscience applications of adeno-associated viral vectors.


Viviana Gradinaru: Moore Inventor Fellow.

May 2018

Viviana is promoted to Professor of Neuroscience and Biological Engineering. Congratulations!

August 2017

Congratulations to Jenny who just received NARSAD Young Investigator Grant!

May 2017

Dr. Ken Chan, GLab’s first PhD recipient, won the (1) Demetriades-Tsafka-Kokkalis Prize in Entrepreneurship or Related Fields and the (2) Lawrence L. and Audrey W. Ferguson Prize for his thesis work on viral vectors and tissue clearing. Congratulations!!

October 2016

Viviana receives Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award!

February 2016

Viviana is awarded a PECASE!: “Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.”

March 2015

Viviana is a Sloan Fellow in Neuroscience.

Credit: Caltech
October 2014

G-Lab is awarded a BRAIN initiative grant in collaboration with Changhuei Yang’s group at Caltech.

September 2014

Viviana is elected to the Allen Brain Institute Next Generation Leaders Council.