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 grad student Chris Leber

Scripps Student Spotlight: Christopher Leber
Graduate student researches marine chemical ecology and marine natural products

Bradley Moore Natural Product Chemistry Award

Marine Chemical Biologist Honored by Royal Society of Chemistry
UC San Diego’s Bradley Moore receives Natural Product Chemistry Award

Coral reef researchers canvas a reef in Palmyra.

Scripps Scientists Use Photomosaic Technology to Find Order in the Chaos of Coral Reefs
First results from the 100 Island Challenge