UCSF Technology Centers Receive $2 Million

Kurt Thorn, PhD, director of the Nikon Imaging Center, prepares individual lenses that align to create one microscope. His proposal was one of 10 awarded funding. Photo by Susan Merrell

Note:This award was managed using UCSF Open Proposals, a tool developed by CTSI ti enable transparent and collaborative proposal development, promote multi-disciplinary team building, and reduce the likelihood of redundant proposals.

By Kristen Bole via UCSF.edu

Ten core facilities on campus have been selected to receive a collective $2 million in funds from the Chancellor’s office to expand and improve access to transformative research technologies across UCSF.

The facilities, which range from a new mass spectrometer to study membrane protein to a core facility for cell metabolism research, were among 35 proposals submitted to the Enabling Technologies Advisory Committee last fall.

The new centers are intended to transform current access to world-class research technologies for many laboratories and ultimately to help UCSF remain a leader in both basic and translational science.

“Our goal in this chancellor’s program is to support core facilities that truly enable us to transform science, and to do so collaboratively and efficiently,” said Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Jeff Bluestone, PhD, who launched the award program last year. “The proposals that rose to the top reflect bold efforts on campus to conduct the most advanced science in the world and to maximize our investment to support researchers anywhere on campus.”

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