Affiliated Research Centers

Cancer Research Laboratory
          The missions of the CRL are to enhance communication among members of the cancer/biomedical research community, to provide training in cancer research, and to provide Berkeley researchers with access to methods and technologies, which are either too expensive or too specialized to be acquired by the laboratories of individual faculty. Over the years, CRL has proved again and again its vital role in faculty recruitment and retention, not only in the area of cancer research but also in other fields. Recently, the CRL has also played a significant role in attracting large multi-project grants like the Host-Pathogen NIH PO1 grant, a large stem cell equipment grant from California Institute of Regenerative Medicine and the NIH pre-doctoral/post-doctoral training grant.

Berkeley Stem Cell Center
          The Berkeley Stem Cell Center brings together investigators at UC Berkeley, Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in a collaborative, creative, multidisciplinary research environment. The Center's mission is to carry out the highest quality basic and translational stem cell research toward development of novel therapies for human disease.

Center for Host-Pathogen Studies
          This program project studies the interplay between pathogens and the immune system using mouse and several intracellular pathogens as model experimental systems. The experimental approaches take advantage of 2-photon imaging to track pathogens and immune cells within tissues in real-time, and transgenic/knockout mice to explore the role of specific molecule and cells in immune responses. The investigators in this proposal are an interactive group of immunologists/microbiologists, who are actively investigating host-pathogen interactions.