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Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
June 10, 2015
  • “I think it’s been the most important experience of my undergraduate education so far.”  Henry Morse UCSB junior

“I think it’s been the most important experience of my undergraduate education so far.”
Henry Morse
UCSB junior

June 5, 2015
  • The turquoise color of the Santa Barbara Channel is due to a bloom of chalk-forming phytoplankton called coccolithophores.

The turquoise color of the Santa Barbara Channel is due to a bloom of chalk-forming phytoplankton called coccolithophores.  
Photo Credit: David Valentine, UCSB

June 1, 2015
  • Fruit Fly

Study by UCSB researchers finds that a mutation in a transient receptor potential channel in fruit flies impairs fine motor control but leaves gross motor proficiency intact  
 

May 20, 2015
  • A California two-spot octopus hatchling.

A UCSB study demonstrates that an octopus's skin possesses the same cellular mechanism for detecting light as its eyes do
 

Announcements

Divisional announcements and opportunities
  • Miguel de los Rios

Miguel de los Rios is a passionate entrepreneur focused on building and developing novel therapeutics to satisfy unmet needs in human medicine. He received his Ph.D. In biophysical chemistry and a BS in cell biology, both at UCSB.

  • Songi Han

Songi Han, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara, has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize from the Humboldt Foundation. Han is internationally known for her pioneering work in developing a novel technique for exploring surface water dynamics at biomolecular surfaces in solution.
 

Javier Read de Alaniz, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemisty at UC Santa Barbara, has received the 2015-16 Harold J. Plous Award.  
Photo Credit:  Sonia Fernandez

  • Nathaniel Craig, left, and Matthew Helgeson are recipients of 2015 Early Career Program awards from the U.S. Department of Energy - See more at: Nathaniel Craig, left, and Matthew Helgeson are recipients of 2015 Early Career Program awards from the U.S. Department of Energy - See more at: Nathaniel Craig, left, and Matthew Helgeson are recipients of 2015 Early Career Program awards from the U.S. Department of Energy - See more at: Nathaniel Craig, left, and Matthew Helgeson are recipients of 2015 Early Care

Nathaniel Craig, left, and Matthew Helgeson are recipients of 2015 Early Career Program awards from the U.S. Department of Energy
Photo Credit: Sonia Fernandez

Nathaniel Craig, left, and Matthew Helgeson are recipients of 2015 Early Career Program awards from the U.S. Department of Energy - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2015/015464/two-ucsb-professors-receive-early-c...