About the Center

The Center for BioEngineering (CBE) is a hub for research and teaching at the interface of biology, engineering and physical sciences. It builds on UC Santa Barbara’s strengths in biophysics, biomaterials, biomolecular discovery, and computational and experimental systems biology, enabling fundamental scientific discoveries to be transitioned to applications in medicine and biotechnology. Click here to view the press release on CBE.

Research at the CBE is yielding important advances in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of common and devastating diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and macular degeneration.

Additionally, CBE is advancing initiatives to help translate research innovations into the clinic via the Translational Medicine Research Laboratory in collaboration with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital  (read more) and into the industrial realm via BioTAP, BioTechnology Acceleration Program, in collaboration with UCSB's Office of Technology and Industry Alliance (read more).