News

Tuesday
Jul 07
2015
Former ICB co-director Frank Doyle has been selected to receive the 2015 American Automatic Control Council (AACC) Control Engineering Practice Award for pioneering the enabling technology of automatic control for systems biology and biomedical devices, specifically the foundational accomplishments for development of the artificial pancreas.
Wednesday
Jul 01
2015
New research conducted in the UCSB lab of Daniel Morse, professor emeritus in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB), demonstrates that the squid’s ability to “tune” its colors is correlated with the presence of specific sequences of reflectins, proteins unique to the light-sensing tissue of cephalopods. 
Thursday
Jun 18
2015
Katie Byl’s UCSB robotics team in collaboration with researchers from Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech came in fifth out of 23 teams from across the country and around the globe in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Robotics Challenge Finals on June 5th and 6th in Pomona, California.
Saturday
Jun 13
2015
Second Lieutenant Jessica Ma
Jessica Ma, who has been an ICB student Administrative Assistant for the last two years, was commissioned Second Lieutenant on Friday, June 12, 2015 in an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Surfrider Battalion program ceremony held at Goleta Beach, honoring fourteen graduates.
Friday
May 29
2015
UCSB
For the fourth year in a row UCSB has placed in the prestigious top 10 in Leiden University’s annual rankings of the 750 best major universities in the world, in terms of scientific impact and collaboration. This year UCSB ranked #7 on the list.
Monday
Apr 13
2015
The ICB’s co-Director, Scott Grafton and colleagues from the University of California, the University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins University have been studying why some people are able to master a new skill rather quickly, while others require more time and practice.
Monday
Dec 15
2014
Christopher Voigt
Christopher Voigt, Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT is named one of ten distinguished university faculty scientists and engineers who will form the 2014 class of the Department of Defense’s National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows (NSSEFF) program.
Wednesday
Oct 22
2014
Giant Clams
A team led by the ICB’s Daniel Morse and UPenn’s Alison Sweeney recently found a previously unknown function for iridescent structures in giant clams that could result in more efficient means of collecting solar energy, as well as more efficient solar production of algal biofuels.
Friday
Sep 19
2014
Danielle Bassett, a  Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, was named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow on September 17, 2014.
Friday
Jun 20
2014
Frank Doyle, co-director of the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, won the 2014 TechConnect Innovation Award for his research on Diabetes control algorithms and clinical trial software. 

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