Morse Named Wilcox Chair in Biotechnology
MCDB Professor Dan Morse is the first scholar appointed to the Wilcox Family Chair in Biotechnology. The Wilcox professorship was established recently with a $700,000 gift from Gary and Susan Wilcox, who are both distinguished UCSB alumni, volunteer leaders, and longtime campus benefactors. Professor Morse's research is focused on the molecular mechanisms of biomineralization, with additional emphasis on biomolecular materials and biomimetic synthesis of new high-performance composites. He is also director of the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies. "I am humbled and deeply grateful to the Wilcox family and to UCSB for this honor," said Prof. Morse.