March 29, 2004
Joan-Emma Shea, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
February 23, 2004
Larry A. Coldren and Linda R. Petzold, two members of the College of Engineering faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), were among the 76 new members and 11 foreign associates named to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on February 13, 2004.
January 5, 2004
Researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) have invented a new technique for "High Throughput Discovery of Transdermal Enhancers." The discovery represents a new way to move large molecules through the skin without harming the user.
October 15, 2003
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has named 16 new promising scientific researchers as the 2003 recipients of Packard Foundation Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Each Fellow will receive an unrestricted research grant of $625,000 over five years.
August 5, 2002
Researchers at the University of California report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences a new method for detecting DNA, which could transform medical diagnostics. Currently, tests for the presence of DNA--to identify, for instance, the presence of a bacterium such as anthrax, or a virus, or a specific gene--require that the DNA be amplified or grown. The UCSB researchers combine the use of a lightemitting polymer with peptide nucleic acid (PNA) probes to make a test so sensitive that the costly DNA amplification can be reduced and perhaps eliminated.