Located at the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine (CMBB) is a campuswide UCSD research division dedicated to the exploration of the novel and diverse resources of the ocean.

Research programs focus on marine biomedicine and marine drug discovery, with an emphasis on cancer and both infectious and inflammatory diseases. CMBB scientists investigate a wide range of biotechnologies, from the special properties of deep-sea marine microbes to the genetic engineering of commercially viable marine animals.


Scripps Distinguished Professor William Gerwick

Scripps Professor Receives Research Achievement Award
William Gerwick is honored for his research in marine biomedicine

Ship navigates through sea ice

Polar Region Changes in Response to Global Warming to be Discussed by Leading Thinkers
Global climate change’s impact on the poles to be focus of Nov. 3-6 meeting hosted by APS and Scripps

Scripps' Shang-Ping Xie led study on the cover of the Oct. 2015 issue of Nature Climate Change. Image courtesy of Nature

Around the Pier: UC San Diego Top Institution in United States for Environmental and Earth Sciences
Science journal Nature ranks campus fourth-leading institution in the world based on published research