Research Updates

UCSB Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Information

the Shut-down of Campus Research Activities

Current information about UCSB’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it relates to the shutdown of all on-campus research effective March 20th, 2020.


Key elements:

  • Research labs and facilities in the department are closed.
  • Research personnel continue to be employed and have been directed to work on research related activities that can be performed remotely (off-campus).
  • Critical maintenance of essential research subjects, instruments, cryogen stocks, etc.. is being addressed by key personnel to prevent any losses.
  • The shutdown of on-campus research will create unanticipated delays, which can be cause for significant anxiety for many. While there is no way to escape the loss of time, every effort is being made to assure that these actions will not damage careers or lead to excessive financial hardship.