Two UCSB research teams have received multimillion dollar long-term research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund their studies of kelp forests and coral reefs along the Santa Barbara coast. The Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research (SBC LTER) and the Moorea Coral Reef Long Term Ecological […]
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UCSB has just completed a laboratory renovation of 10,000 square feet for the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering, part of the Neuroscience Research Institute. Through a highly competitive selection process, UCSB was chosen by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to receive funding for the project. The […]
Halloween has always been this holiday that has evolved through history and become what it is today: A day where you can dress as who you are not, eat lots of candy and be scared, all at the same time. When people think of Halloween they primarily think of […]
Head investigator Peter C. Ford and a team of researchers from the University of Washington at St. Louis, University of California at Santa Barbara, Davis and San Diego recently started a project to redirect the chemical industry toward sustainability by developing new “feedstocks,” or the materials from which plastic and […]
Bioengineers from the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Rome, Tor Vergata recently patented a technology for rapid medical diagnostic tests using inspiration from natural processes mirrored in nature and humans. The ultimate goal for the Plaxco Group, headed by Kevin W. Plaxco, senior author and professor […]