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Core Facilities & Services

There are many core facilities and services on campus, within and external to the Office of Research, at which researchers can access instruments and services to aid in their efforts.

If you would like add a facility or service to this list, please email Christine Park (ceparks@ucdavis.edu). Thank you for supporting research at UC Davis.


Office of Research Core Facilities & Services

Air Quality Research Center

    • Monitoring stations/facilities include the following.
      • UC Center, Fresno
      • University of California WestSide Research and Extension Center
      • Global Atmosphere Watch at Cahto Peak
      • Global Atmosphere Watch at Bodega Marine Laboratory
      • Chews Ridge Atmospheric Monitoring Station

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Analytics Science Core Facilities and Services

    • Campus Mass Spectrometry
    • Crocker Nuclear Laboratory
    • Interdisciplinary Center for Plasma Mass Spectrometry
    • Nuclear Magentic Resonance Facility

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Bodega Marine Laboratory

    • The Bodega Marine Laboratory is specialized facility equipped with the following.
      • Instrument and sensor network
      • Cadet Hand Library
      • Teaching classrooms and lecture hall
      • Dorms
      • Wet labs
      • Greenhouses
      • Vessel fleet
      • Dive training facility
      • High flow seawater system

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California National Primate Research Center

    • Analytical and Resources Core
    • Behavior Assessment Core
    • Computation Imaging Core
    • Inhalation Exposure Core
    • Other services

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Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology

  • High Resolution Imaging
    • Veeco/Digital Instruments Bioscope II atomic force microscopy system that can be combined with all optical microscope at CBST; supported by an Olympus IX71 miscroscope frame
    • Deconvolution fluorescence microscope equipped for DAPI/FITC/Rhodamine/Alexa647 fluorescence imaging
    • Structure illumination fluurescence microscope (OMX v2.0, Applied Precision, LLC, Issaquah, WA)
  • Nonlinear Optics
    • Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy system which can operate in either point0scan and/or spectroscopy mode
  • Fluorescence and Microscopy
    • Widefield/total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy system consisting of an iMic live cell fluorescence microscope (TILL Photonics, Munich, Germany), which is fully computer controlled by a JAVA-based application software to perform complex acquisition protocols
    • Real-tme, live-cell confocal fluorescence microscope consisting of an Olympus IX71 microscope frame with a CSU10 spinning disk unit spinning at 1800 rpm (Yokogawa, Japan), to which a motorized filter wheel (Ludl Electronics) and an iXon electron-multiplying back-illuminated CCD camera (Andor Technology, Inc, Ireland) are attached
    • Confocal fluorescence lifetime (FLIM) microscope

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Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Controlled Environment Facility

    • Instruments include the following.
      • E7
      • PGR15
      • TC30
      • PGV36
      • Dew Chamber
      • BDR8
      • TCR120
      • GR48 and GR48 modified for Arabidopsis
      • TC16
      • Drying Area
      • Dark Room
      • Seed Storage Chamber
      • Vernalization Chambers

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McClellan Nuclear Research Center

    • Instruments include the following.
      • 2 MW TRIGA reactor
      • Imaging system comprising of 4 neutron beam tubes tangential to reactor core
      • Film neutron radiography system comprised of gadolinium vapor deposited screen, film cassette (vacuum container), and film (fine grain emulsion)
      • Neutron tomography system comprised of 1024x1024 pixel CCD (charge coupled device) camera
      • bays for neutron imaging activities
    • The following services are available.
      • Neutron radiography imaging
      • Neutron tomography imaging
      • Neutron irradiation
        • Radiation Hardness Testing
        • Neutron Activation Analysis
        • Isotope Production

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Campus Core Facilities & Services

Animal Resources and Laboratory Services

 

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Cellular and Molecular Imaging Core

Research quality standard light and fluorescent microscopy facilities for histology and sample preparation capability.
  • Upright microscopes with color cameras for standard light microscopy and fluorescence microscopy
  • Leica LMD6000 laser capture microdissection instrument equipped with high quality cameras and image capture and manipulation software
  • Leica TCS LSI confocal microscope
  • Equipment for low magnification image capture and near real-time movies of dissection techniques
  • Ultrawidefield stereomicroscope
  • Embedding and sample processing capabilities include frozen, paraffin and resin embedding equipment as well as 2 microtomes and a cryostat for cutting tissue sections
  • Nanodrop and spectramax spectrophotometers
  • Cellometer
  • Full equipped histology lab

 

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Center for Laboratory Animal Science

 

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Center for Mind and Brain

Core research areas include:
  • Attention and visual cognition
  • Audio-visual integration
  • Music
  • Language and neurolinguistics
  • Cognitive and neurocognitive development
  • Disorders of the mind and brain
  • Short-term and long-term memory

Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging

Animal imaging and specimen imaging services including:
    • optical imaging (bioluminescence, fluorescence)
    • positron emission tomography (PET)
    • single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
    • microCT
    • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • biomedical isotope production
    • radiotracer synthesis

 

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Center for Visual Sciences Core Facilities

    • Multi-neuron Recording Module
    • Microscopy Anatomy Module
    • Instrumentation Module
    • Retinal Cell Culture Module

 

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Genome Center

 

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Host Microbe Systems Biology Core

The  provides researchers with access to cutting edge technology for examining gene expression profiling. Services include:
    • Sample Labeling
    • Microarray Hybridization/Scanning
    • Sample Quality Control
    • Data Analysis
    • Assistance with Experimental Design

 

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Paleomagnetism Laboratory

 

UC Davis Mouse Biology Program

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