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Research Facilities

The groundbreaking research that takes place within the College of Biological Sciences at UC Davis offers keys for developing better medical diagnoses and treatments for diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and blindness.

Interdiciplinary research centers unite scientists from across campus in advancing our understanding of life.

  • Becton Dickinson Flow Cytometry Laboratory and Training Facility

    This facility houses a FACS Calibur flow cytometry system, used to measure light scatter and fluorescence of single cells or particles. It measures four fluors simultaneously, three from 488 nm excitation and one from 633 nm excitation. The system also has a mechanical sorter. The facility provides flow cytometry training for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members, and staff members from throughout the campus.

    Location: Life Sciences, Room 1110
  • UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity (Herbarium)
  • Cryo-Electron Microscopy Suite
  • DNA Sequencing Facility
  • UC Davis Genome Center Core Facilities (DNA Technologies; Expression Analysis; Proteomics; Metabolomics; and Bioinformatics)
  • Microscopy and Imaging Facility
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB), UC Davis
  • Plant Growth Facilities
  • W. M. Keck Center for Structural Biology

    This center comprises an X-ray crystallography suite, housed in the Chemistry Annex, and a Protein Expression Facility, housed in Briggs Hall. These two facilities collectively support the determination of protein structure using X-ray crystallography.
    • Protein Expression Facility

      This facility enables UC Davis scientists and students to use bacteria, yeast, and cell culture systems to produce large quantities of protein necessary for X-ray crystallography studies.

      Location: Briggs Hall, Rooms 8 and 16


    • X-ray Crystallography Suite

      This facility currently houses two rotating anode X-ray generators with two area detectors. One area detector is an image plate named "Raxis-IV." The other area detector is a "Siemens Hi-Star Multiwire."

      Location: Chemistry Annex, Room 4445

      Contact: Andrew Fisher, associate professor, Department of Chemistry, (530) 754-6180, fisher@chem.ucdavis.edu