October 5, 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. 
August 15, 2016
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.
July 29, 2016
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. 
June 3, 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. Grafton, who has served as the ICB Co-Director for more than   years is also UCSB Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Director of the UCSB Brain Imaging Center. Presentation: The Connected Brain in Health and Injury Followed by Reception
May 25, 2016
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. 
March 28, 2016
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.
March 1, 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.
January 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.
December 19, 2015
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 thin films, and the controlled assembly of nanoparticles. Work that is applicable in a wide variety of fields, from more efficient energy and data storage to improved semiconductor technology and advanced biotechnology.
October 1, 2015
Is the human brain theoretically controllable?. Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive control of thought, a research team featuring ICB co-Director Scott Grafton, ICB Task Order Leader Michael Miller, former ICB Postdoctoral Researcher Danielle Bassett (now assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania) and Jean Vettel of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory–HRED,  used brain scans to shed new light on this question.