Biological Inspiration. Technological Innovation.

The Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) is an Army-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The ICB is a uniquely interdisciplinary research alliance led by the University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology and partners from the Army and industry.

ICB research is driven by more than 68 premier faculty working together with graduate students and postdoctoral or other researchers as interdisciplinary teams of biologists, chemists, physicists, psychologists, physicians and engineers. These teams develop biologically inspired, revolutionary technological innovations in systems and synthetic biology, control and dynamical systems, photonic and electronic materials, cellular structural materials, biotechnology tools and cognitive neuroscience. 

Project Leaders

Glenn Fredrickson Portrait
Glenn H Fredrickson
UCSB
James Heath Portrait
James R Heath
Caltech
Daniel Morse portrait
Daniel E Morse
UCSB
David A Tirrell
Caltech
René Weber Portrait
René Weber
UCSB
Carl Meinhart Portrait
Carl D Meinhart
UCSB
Francis J Doyle III
Harvard
Linda Petzold Portrait
Linda R Petzold
UCSB
Carl Meinhart Portrait
Carl D Meinhart
UCSB
Upamanyu Madhow Portrait
Upamanyu Madhow
UCSB
Irene Chen portrait
Irene A Chen
UCSB
Julia Greer Portrait
Julia R Greer
Caltech
Francis J Doyle III
Harvard
David A Tirrell
Caltech
Matthew Begley Portrait
Matthew R Begley
UCSB
Irene Chen portrait
Irene A Chen
UCSB
Frederick Dahlquist Portrait
Frederick W Dahlquist
UCSB
Katie Byl Portrait
Katie Byl
UCSB
Sumita Pennathur Portrait
Sumita Pennathur
UCSB
Tod Kippin portrait
Tod E Kippin
UCSB
Richard M Murray
Caltech
Michael Gordon Portrait
Michael J Gordon
UCSB
Frances Arnold Portrait
Frances H Arnold
Caltech
Plaxco Profile Photo
Kevin W Plaxco
UCSB
Guillermo Bazan Portrait
Guillermo C Bazan
UCSB
Christopher Voigt Portrait
Christopher A Voigt
MIT
Michael Miller Portrait
Michael B Miller
UCSB
Bradley Chmelka Portrait
Bradley F Chmelka
UCSB
Frank Zok Portrait
Frank Zok
UCSB
Scott Manalis Portrait
Scott R Manalis
MIT
Linda Petzold Portrait
Linda R Petzold
UCSB
Jean Carlson Portrait
Jean M Carlson
UCSB
Linda Petzold Portrait
Linda R Petzold
UCSB
Craig J Hawker
UCSB
João Hespanha Portrait
João P Hespanha
UCSB
Michael Elowitz Portrait
Michael B Elowitz
Caltech
Hyongsok Soh Portrait
Hyongsok (Tom) Soh
Stanford University
Jim Blascovich Portrait
Jim Blascovich
UCSB
Ron Weiss Portrait
Ron Weiss
MIT
Scott T Grafton
UCSB
Douglas Lauffenburger Portrait
Douglas A Lauffenburger
MIT
Michelle A O'Malley
UCSB
Guillermo Bazan Portrait
Guillermo C Bazan
UCSB
Plaxco Profile Photo
Kevin W Plaxco
UCSB
Miguel Eckstein
UCSB
Angela Belcher Portrait
Angela M Belcher
MIT
Angela Belcher Portrait
Angela M Belcher
MIT
Michelle A O'Malley
UCSB
Kimberly Turner Portrait
Kimberly L Turner
UCSB
Kristala Prather Portrait
Kristala L J Prather
MIT
Hyongsok Soh Portrait
Hyongsok (Tom) Soh
Stanford University
James Heath Portrait
James R Heath
Caltech
Songi Han Portrait
Songi Han
UCSB
Dennis Clegg Portrait
Dennis Clegg
UCSB
Francis J Doyle III
Harvard
Jacob N Israelachvili
UCSB
Scott T Grafton
UCSB
Linda Petzold Portrait
Linda R Petzold
UCSB
Barry Giesbrecht
UCSB