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 premier faculty working together with graduate students and postdoctoral 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, bio-enabled materials, and cognitive neuroscience. 

Project Leaders

Robert J Macfarlane
MIT
Douglas Lauffenburger Portrait
Douglas A Lauffenburger
MIT
Scott T Grafton
UCSB
Gui Bazan
Guillermo C Bazan
UCSB
Scott T Grafton
UCSB
Elizabeth Chrastil
UCSB
Linda R Petzold
UCSB
Photo of Brad Chmelka
Bradley F Chmelka
UCSB
Victoria J Orphan
Caltech
Rachel Segalman
Rachel Segalman
UCSB
Frank Zok
UCSB
Matthew R Begley
UCSB
Mikhail Shapiro
Mikhail G Shapiro
Caltech
Katharina Ribbeck
Katharina Ribbeck
MIT
Miguel Eckstein
UCSB
Barry Giesbrecht
UCSB
Elizabeth Wilbanks
Elizabeth Wilbanks
UCSB
Craig Montell
Craig Montell
UCSB
Richard M Murray
Caltech
Mark Bathe
Mark Bathe
MIT
Gui Bazan
Guillermo C Bazan
UCSB
Chiara Daraio
Caltech
Michelle O'Malley Portrait
Michelle A O'Malley
UCSB
Michelle O'Malley Portrait
Michelle A O'Malley
UCSB
Daniel Morse portrait
Daniel E Morse
UCSB
Boris Shraiman
Boris Shraiman
UCSB
Songi Han
UCSB
David A Tirrell
Caltech
Photo of Brad Chmelka
Bradley F Chmelka
UCSB
Megan Valentine
UCSB
Michael Chabinyc
UCSB
Linda R Petzold
UCSB
Holly V Moeller
UCSB
Craig J Hawker
UCSB
Linda R Petzold
UCSB
Craig J Hawker
UCSB
Scott Shell Portrait
M. Scott Shell
UCSB
Daniel Morse portrait
Daniel E Morse
UCSB
David A Tirrell
Caltech
Gui Bazan
Guillermo C Bazan
UCSB
Michael Gordon Portrait
Michael J Gordon
UCSB
Glenn H Fredrickson
UCSB
Alison Butler
UCSB
Scott T Grafton
UCSB
Kristala Prather Portrait
Kristala L J Prather
MIT
Linda R Petzold
UCSB
Christopher Voigt
Christopher A Voigt
MIT
Michael Miller Portrait
Michael B Miller
UCSB
Christopher Voigt
Christopher A Voigt
MIT
Javier Read de Alaniz
UCSB
David A Tirrell
Caltech
Scott T Grafton
UCSB
Linda R Petzold
UCSB
Michael Miller Portrait
Michael B Miller
UCSB
Barry Giesbrecht
UCSB
Frances H Arnold
Caltech
Songi Han
UCSB
Linda R Petzold
UCSB
Michael Gordon Portrait
Michael J Gordon
UCSB
Douglas Lauffenburger Portrait
Douglas A Lauffenburger
MIT
Michelle O'Malley Portrait
Michelle A O'Malley
UCSB
Richard M Murray
Caltech
Arnab Mukherjee
UCSB
Frances H Arnold
Caltech