Labs

  • The Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) is a part of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. Our primary mission is to support research labs at UCSF through the resources that we host, but other academic and biotechnology organizations are welcome to use our facility through prior arrangements.

  • Gladstone Genomics Core provides services to support the next-generation sequencing needs of the scientific research community.

    Next-generation sequencing (NGS) experiments enable cutting-edge genomics, transcriptomics and epigenomics studies. We offer several types of library preparations for NGS, including quality control steps and sequencing, and we are constantly looking to expand our range of services with the latest techniques.

  • For over 21 years, the UCSF/CFAR Core Immunology Lab (CIL) has been dedicated to providing immunology assays, expert consultation, and education to the UCSF and global research community. CIL specializes in developing immunology research tools, and initiating and stimulating innovative research projects to address emerging questions in immunologic diseases including HIV pathogenesis.

  • The SMDC collaborates with academics, government labs, and pharma companies to develop unique chemical probes and drug leads, using high-throughput screening, high-content imaging, fragment discovery, and medicinal chemistry. Data is accessed via the web using a home-build platform called HiTS.

    Michelle Arkin
    michelle.arkin@ucsf.edu

    Core Lab Website:
    http://smdc.ucsf.edu/index.htm

  • The Laboratory for Cell Analysis provides cytometric, microscopic, and genomic support and services for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The LCA was established in 1983 with the following responsibilities:

  • We provide services to assist UCSF researchers in carrying out projects utilizing next generation sequencing approaches, including Illumina library preparation and bioinformatic analysis.

  • The Parnassus Flow Cytometry Core assists investigators whose research requires molecular marker characterization of cells in suspension as well as the isolation of cells based on those markers. Advanced cell sorting and cytometric analyses are readily conducted by experts within the Core or by trained laboratory members.

  • The Mass Spectrometry Facility of the Department of Chemistry provides analytical services on a wide variety of mass spec platforms. Open Access is granted to registered users for many of these instruments. MS Facility Staff provide additional support and guidance for more complex methologies, instrumentation and data analysis.
    http://www.research.uci.edu/facilities-services/shared-facilities/index....

  • The Optical Biology Core (OBC) operates under the theme that technology enables discovery. Consequently, the goal of the OBC is to provide the best conventional microscopy platforms available and to develop and introduce novel optical methods that allow new discoveries to be made.

  • The facility incorporates a variety of pulsed and continuous wave laser systems. In general, our pulsed laser systems are tunable through the use of optical parametric oscillators. We also operate and maintain tools for Raman microscopy and conventional linear and non-linear spectroscopy applications. We offer assistance in data acquisition, analysis and discussion. Consultation services spanning the wide range of disciplines including linear and nonlinear spectroscopy, ultrafast phenomena and light-matter interactions. Circular Dichroism is also available in this facility.