Proudly doing our part to increase COVID-19 diagnostic testing capacity in Santa Cruz. Effective May 1, 2020, the lab is approved as a temporary testing site by the California Department of Public Health under CLIA certificate of accreditation – CDF-00002057, CLIA # 05D0687329.
The Sinsheimer facility supports research offices and highly specialized laboratories and cleanrooms customized for molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, and biomolecular engineering research.
The ISB facility provides office space, classrooms, and computer labs for researchers and students in astronomy & astrophysics, Earth & planetary sciences, physics, and environmental sciences.
The EMS facility provides wet laboratories, cleanrooms, office space, and lecture halls for researchers and students in Earth & planetary sciences, ocean sciences, and marine sciences.
The greenhouse facilities provide research and instructional support for plants used in ecology and evolutionary biology, molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and environmental studies.
The S&E library is located on Science Hill of main campus. Recent renovations have created a comfortable study environment to support academic success through active learning spaces and new technologies.
The S-Lab provides functional indoor and outdoor research laboratories, workshops, prototyping and test equipment, meeting rooms and gathering spaces that encourage creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset.
The UCO laboratories host a collection of technical and mechanical manufacturing tools for the production of instruments, electronics, adaptive optics, and components used in the world’s most powerful satellites and telescopes.
The PSB facility supports classrooms, conference rooms, administrative offices, and 50 highly specialized laboratories customized for trace metal research, flammable storage, controlled environment rooms, darkrooms, and laser research.
The facility offers instrumentation and support for scientists who require methods and instrumentation to collect real-time microbial, environmental, and genomics data from the ocean via remote processing and sensing.
The BioMed facility provides flexible laboratories for researchers in molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, and biomolecular engineering. The building is LEED Gold Certified and winner of the 2015 AIA SF Design Award.
The plasma laboratory hosts scientific instrumentation and consultation to support research in marine-related research. Major equipment includes chromotography and spectrometer systems, carbon and nitrogen analyzers, and fluorometers and nutrient analyzers.
The laboratory offers state of the art diffraction instrumentation for detailed structural analyses utilizing single crystal, powder and thin film diffraction techniques.
The facility manages three high resolution NMR spectrometers engaged in structural elucidation of anticancer natural product isolation from marine organisms, organic intermediates for drug synthesis, and more.
The MSFCF facility supports biochemistry and structural biology researchers with state of the art instrumentation, supplies, and expertise to assist in the structural characterization of biological macromolecules.
The facility currently houses a LC-MSLTQ and LTQ-Orbitrap Velos Pro MS. The new orbitrap provides high-mass accuracy in full ion scan and MSn modes accompanied by substantial resolving power.
The UC Santa Cruz Astrobiology Initiative launches in 2020.
The group includes world experts on earthquakes, mantle structure, subduction zones, tsunamis, and exploration imaging. They develop new techniques to map the Earth’s subsurface and unravel the workings of earthquakes.
MBAMP offers professional development opportunities for K–12 teachers in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties.
The SIL laboratory provides a suite of spectrometers and databases that support isotopic analyses for a wide range of research disciplines, including oceanography and earth science, paleontology, anthropology, ecology, and biochemistry.
The group promotes conservation of predatory birds and environmental education. Current research programs include raptor banding and survey efforts in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas.
The AII initiative promotes interdisciplinary research using machine learning and artificial intelligence, attracts and trains a diverse student population, and forges partnerships with industry.
The facility serves our biological research community, providing personalized assistance on various aspects of imaging, from experimental design to training on the shared microscopes to image analysis.
The center hosts ~55,000 compounds from commercial sources and natural products dedicated to human health and finding the next generation of therapeutic agents against a wide variety of diseases.
The reserve supports hands-on education, research, and stewardship on 410 acres of protected land. Projects include ecological monitoring, forest ecology research, and land management.
The laboratory comprises three mass spectrometers, automated sample purifiers, and wet chemical labs all housed in a class 1000 suite of clean labs.
The LAO laboratory enables research, development, assembly, and deployment of adaptive optics systems for the next generation of high-resolution astronomy instrumentation on the world’s largest telescopes and complex satellites.
The OWL laboratory is a new research initiative that seeks to understand Earth’s place in the diversity of our solar system using state-of-the-art techniques to find planets around other stars (“exoplanets”).