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July 29, 2013

This summer Irene Chen has been spending a lot of time conducting literature searches and reading. As one of UC Santa Barbara's newest professors in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, she wants to make sure her research is not only distinct from what others may be working on, but also interesting.

July 25, 2013

Color in living organisms can be formed two ways: pigmentation or anatomical structure. Structural colors arise from the physical interaction of light with biological nanostructures. A wide range of organisms possess this ability, but the biological mechanisms underlying the process have been poorly understood.

April 17, 2013

In the latest rankings by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands, UC Santa Barbara has placed second on the annual list of the top 500 major universities in the world in terms of impact in the field of the sciences.

March 26, 2013

It’s been more than 50 years since scientists discovered that the single-celled organism Tetrahymena thermophila has seven sexes. But in all that time, they’ve never known how each cell’s sex, or “mating type,” is determined.

July 11, 2012

Anna Simon has been awarded a Partnership for International Research and Education at the University of California, PIRE-ECCI Fellowship for 2012-13 BMSE 3rd year graduate student, Anna Simon, from the Plaxco lab has been selected to receive a one-year PIRE-ECCI fellowship. As a part of the PIRE-ECCI team, Anna will contribute to their program, science and international collaborations with cultural interconnectivity.