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Campus Technology Centers Receive $2 Million

Chancellor's Funding Supports Projects That Enable Cutting-Edge Research

By Kristin Bole    |   UCSF.edu | January 15, 2013

Campus 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, for a second spinning dish confocal microscope at the imaging center, was one of 10 projects that won a total of $2 million from the Chancellor’s office to expand and improve access to transformative research technologies across campus.

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 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."

Award winners include HDFCCC members Robert Stroud, Robert Fletterick, and Charles Craik.

 

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