August 18, 2015
Michelle O’Malley, ICB Systems and Synthetic Biology Task Order Leader, was named by MIT Technology Review as one of its 2015 top Innovators Under 35 for her work in nanotechnology and materials. The prestigious annual list honors exceptionally talented young technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world.
July 23, 2015
ICB co-director and director of UCSB’s Brain Imaging Center Scott Grafton and his team were named as one of six final winners of the $10 million Head Health Challenge I, receiving an additional $500,000 grant to pursue their work in developing methods of diagnosis and prognosis of mild traumatic brain injury. Their initial award of $300,000 was announced in January of last year as one of 16 first-round winners who were chosen from more than 400 entries from 27 countries.
July 7, 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.
July 1, 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. 
June 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.
June 13, 2015
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.
May 29, 2015
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.
April 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.
December 15, 2014
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.
October 22, 2014
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.