News

Friday
Feb 17
2017
ICB project leader and lead author of a study that was recently published in the journal Chem, Guillermo Bazan and his team of researchers at UCSB chemically modified the bacteria Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 to increase its energy production capabilities. This research could lead to another way for wastewater treatment plants to not only decontaminate water but to also generate some of their own power without many of the curent limitations.
Wednesday
Oct 05
2016
ICB Systems and Synthetic Biology Project Leader since 2014, Irene Chen has received the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award for her cutting-edge research on bacteriophages (phages), viruses that infect bacteria and are therefore natural predators of bacteria—the potential being phage-based alternatives to antibiotics. 
Monday
Aug 15
2016
Sting
ICB Co-Director Scott Grafton and Daniel Levitin, a cognitive psychologist at McGill University recently conducted an unusual study based on brain scans of the singer-songwriter Sting. Their findings are published in the journal Neurocase, in a report entitled: Measuring the Representational Space of Music with fMRI: A Case Study with Sting.
Friday
Jul 29
2016
Richard Murray
On July 26th ICB Caltech Program Co-Leader, Richard Murray, was appointed to the Defense Innovation Advisory Board (DIAB) by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter. Murray joins the DIAB as one of 15 innovators, scholars, and leaders focused on new technologies, organizational behavior and culture. 
Friday
Jun 03
2016
UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang will be hosting the inaugural lecture and reception celebrating the appointment of Professor Scott T. Grafton to the Bedrosian Coyne Presidential Chair in Neuroscience.
Wednesday
May 25
2016
Frances Arnold
ICB Project Leader and Caltech Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, Frances Arnold has been awarded the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize in recognition of her pioneering innovation, directed evolution, which mimics natural selection to create new and better proteins in the laboratory. This technology uses the power of biology and evolution to solve many important problems, often replacing less efficient and sometimes environmentally harmful technologies. 
Monday
Mar 28
2016
Julia Greer
The ICB’s Julia Greer, Professor of Materials Science and Mechanics at Caltech has been named one of fifteen distinguished university faculty scientists and engineers who will form the 2016 class of the Department of Defense’s National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows program. Her research focuses on creating and studying advanced materials that combine hierarchical architectures and unique nanoscale material properties; nanotechnology that will change how large-scale things like airplanes to small-scale things like biomedical devices are made.
Tuesday
Mar 01
2016
On February 18th the White House announced that the ICB’s Michelle O’Malley was among 105 recipients of the 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Friday
Jan 22
2016
In a new study conducted at UCSB and published in The Optical Society’s journal Optica, ICB Founding Director Emeritus Daniel Morse and ICB postdoctoral fellow and lead autor Amitabh Ghoshal, discovered that some species of giant clams produce their white coloration much like the displays used in televisions and smartphones—by combining red, green and blue light.
Saturday
Dec 19
2015
Craig Hawker, Director of CNSI
Professor of the Materials and also Chemistry and Biochemistry departments, Craig Hawker along with three other UCSB faculty members has been elected to the 2015 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for his research in the design and synthesis of macromolecular structures and polymeric

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