2020 News

December 8, 2020

SpaceX Falcon rocket carried the Cardinal Heart experiment to the Space Station.


November 4, 2020

UC Santa Barbara researchers in chemist Kevin Plaxco’s lab are deeply interested in the mechanics of biomolecular receptors, which have great potential biotechnology applications, including the design of biosensors. In a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers develop a modular design approach for tuning two important and typically opposing aspects of biomolecular receptor binding: affinity and cooperativity.

August 27, 2020

Researchers uncover unusual glassy behavior in a disordered protein

July 31, 2020

Congratulations to our CBE Director, Beth Pruitt, PhD., who will be recognized as one of the 2020 Class of Fellows during the BMES Virtual Meeting held on October 14-17, 2020.

The Fellow status is awarded to BMES members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering and hold a record of membership and participation in the Society.

Beth Pruitt, Ph.D. helped create the first ever UC Wide Reception at the BMES Annual Event in 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia and 2nd UC Wide Reception in 2019 hosted in Philadelphia, PA. 

April 29, 2020

Scientists develop a faster, less expensive COVID-19 test that can be deployed in the field

April 18, 2020

In support of efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic locally, UC Santa Barbara researchers have donated essential supplies to Cottage Health System, to aid with testing for the novel coronavirus.

April 17, 2020

David Bothman, manager of CNSI's Microfluidics Lab and the Innovation Workshop, spearheads the efforts in 3D-Printed face shields.  

April 9, 2020

The Online Biotechnology Industry Showcase brings together UCSB’s biotechnology community and industry professionals to encourage new relationships, career paths, and research opportunities.