Protein and Nucleic Acid Folding and Design, Enzyme Mechanisms, Materials Properties of Biomolecules, and Macromolecular Interactions.

Microelectronics, Microfluidics, Biological Materials and Systems.

Drug and Gene Delivery Carriers, Biologically-Inspired Adhesives, Tissue Engineering, Synovial Fluids in joint lubrication, Structural Materials.

Single-molecule Measurement, Biomimetic Molecular Assembly, Automated Image Analysis, High-Throughput Computation and Mathematical Modeling.

Ecology, regulation, systems biology of diseases, symbioses caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungi in plants and animals.

Stem Cell Biology & Engineering

The mission of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering at UC Santa Barbara is to foster an interdisciplinary program of stem cell research and teaching to develop new technologies in the field of regenerative medicine.

Dynamical Systems Theory to Biological Systems, Extraction, Representation, Integration and Analysis of Data from Multiple Experimental Sources.

Sensation, Action selection, Motor system, Neuromodulation, Feeding, Behavioral evolution, Connectomics, Electrophysiology, Functional imaging, Functional manipulations through optogenetics/thermogenetics/chemogenetics