By RRP on
June 29, 2017

The Western Association of Core Directors annual meeting will be held September 21-22, 2017 in Santa Cruz, CA. The theme for this year's meeting is Dream, Design, Discover –  Embracing Change in Cores and Careers. This year's Keynote Speaker is Dr. Holden Maecker from Stanford University School of Medicine. More information about this year’s conference can be found at


Early registration is $100 - register now!


The WACD organizing committee is offering five travel awards for up to $800. Visit the WACD Travel Awards webpage for details about how to apply. The deadline for travel award applications is July 15, 2017.



By RRP on
June 29, 2017

Associate Vice Chancellor Brian Smith recently released an update regarding the closure of the Cell Culture Facility (CCF) Resale unit. The S-1000 location at Parnassus will close on July 21, 2017. A Lifetech Self-Service Supply Center is expected to be operational as of July 21, 2017. Feel free to contact Greg Macway ( in Supply Chain Management with any questions you have about the supply centers.

Click here for a copy of the announcement.


The Media Production unit, which will remain open and provide CCF brand media, has released a guide for purchasing media, serum, buffers, and other supplements for cell culture. This unit can deliver items ordered via MyCORES to UCSF labs next-day.

Click here to see the list of vendor products sold by CCF Resale with comparable Media Production product codes.

By RRP on
June 06, 2017


As of fiscal year 2017-2018, management of the UCSF FlowJo license has transferred from the Gladstone Flow Core to the UCSF Research Resource Program.

The new license year is set to begin July 1, 2017 and continue through June 30, 2018. Register now to have access beginning July 1.

More information about FlowJo, the UCSF license, and registration can be found at



By RRP on
May 30, 2017


On behalf of the Research Resource Program’s Strategic Advisory Committee and the EVCP’s office, we are pleased to announce that Seven Campus Cores have been awarded Institutional Matching Instrumentation Awards (IMIA)


These awards are supported from the Research Resource Program Chancellor’s Fund for Core Development and are designed to fund cutting-edge technologies that are accessible to all UCSF researchers through certified UCSF Campus Cores. Awards of up to $200,000 are available through the Resource Allocation Program as matching funds for any source of extramural or internal funding.  Fall Deadline for applications is September 18th 2017.


2016 to 2017 Institutional Matching Instrumentation Awards

*For more information on the core facilities list above: UCSF Campus Cores