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January 17, 2018

Beyond 5G  UCSB is the lead institution for a research center that will explore terahertz-range communications and sensing

By Sonia Fernandez

the newly established ComSenTer, a $27.5 million center for converged terahertz communications and sensing at UC Santa Barbara, led by UCSB professor of electrical and computer engineering professor Mark Rodwell

January 03, 2018

senior author Craig Montell, UCSB’s Duggan Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Neuroscience. “We not only identified the taste neurons but also found three receptor proteins that are important in sensing calcium. In fact, eliminating any one of them allowed us to do an interesting survival experiment.”

The findings appear in the journal Neuron.

November 21, 2017

‘Share, Test and Refine’ 

Researchers receive a $3.4 million grant from the NSF’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to improve scientific image processing

By James Badham

“Think of BisQue as Google Docs for scientific images,” said UCSB principal investigator B. S. Manjunath, who directs the campus’s Center for Multimodal Big Data Science and Healthcare.

November 20, 2017

Good Fellows

A half dozen professors are named 2017 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

By Julie Cohen

Kenneth S. Kosik, Harriman Professor of Neuroscience and co-director of UCSB’s Neuroscience Research Institute, for distinguished contributions to molecular and cellular neuroscience, particularly discoveries related to tau pathobiology and the roles of microRNAs in neuronal plasticity and differentiation.

September 27, 2017

Back From the Brink

Biologists explore the molecular underpinnings of cells that recover from the verge of programmed death

By Julie Cohen