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

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