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 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 BLI mission is to serve as the world's leading interdisciplinary center for Biomedical Optics by:
• Developing new, enabling biophotonic technologies
• Applying biophotonic technologies to important problems in biology and medicine
• Training students, fellows, and physicians in Biomedical Optics research
• Providing patients with access to advanced therapeutic and diagnostic clinical procedures using biophotonic medical devices
The Beckman Laser Institute (BLI) is a 37,000 square foot multi-disciplinary center for research, teaching, clinical medicine, and technology transfer located on the campus of the University of California, Irvine. The BLI is a division in the Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine and an important unit in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering.
The Transgenic Mouse Facility (TMF) facilitates the use of genetically modi¬fied mice in biological and biomedical research. An important goal of the TMF is to identify new technology and methodology that is likely to benefi¬t UC Irvine investigators using the mouse in their research programs and to import and provide such technology to UC Irvine investigators. The TMF makes investigators aware of new and existing developments via the TMF website, in seminars and lectures, via the UC Irvine MouseUsers email list and by word of mouth.
The West Coast Metabolomics Center (WCMC), located at the University of California, is at the forefront of metabolomic innovation and service. We help researchers at UC Davis and extramural scientists with services, training and collaborative activities in biological and biomedical projects.
The Biological Samples Processing Core (BSPC) offers DNA extractions from whole blood and other tissue types utilizing the Autopure LS nucleic acid purification instrument from Gentra Systems. Extracted DNA can be returned immediately or stored indefinitely at the BSPC in a -20°C freezer, for future use. The core also aliquots DNA at desired concentrations. All samples are logged in the BSPC database and are bar-coded with their sample number and customer's identification code.