By RRP on
May 26, 2017

The Spring Core Fairs provided a great oppurtunity to learn about cores on campus and an open platform for questions about research projects.


Visitors enjoyed pizza while talking with core representatives about offered services and instruments across all campuses. A raffle was also held for the chance to win 1 of 5 Amazon Gift Cards: 

Congratulations to our winners! - Linda Y.  /  Peter T.  /  Po-Lin S.  /  Gaestano F.  and Likun W. 






By RRP on
May 08, 2017

Associate Vice Chancellor Brian Smith recently released an update regarding the closure of the Cell Culture Facility (CCF) Resale unit. The Genentech Hall location at Mission Bay will close on June 2, 2017. The Parnassus location is expected to remain open until appropriate measures are taken to ensure continuity of supply at that location. Feel free to contact Greg Macway ( in Supply Chain Management with any questions you have about the Resale unit.

The Media Production unit will remain open and CCF brand media is available for purchase under the Media Production Core in MyCORES. Orders are available for delivery at Parnssus, Mission Bay, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), Mount Zion and China Basin. For questions, contact Amy Choi ( or visit

The Tissue Culture unit will remain open and continue to offer cell culture, cryopreservation and vial-storage services. For questions, contact Jenn Page (


Read the full announcement from the Associate Vice Chancellor, Research Infrastructure and Operations, Brian Smith.



By RRP on
May 02, 2017

Join us for the 2017 Spring Core Fairs! 

Need help with your research? Come visit cores' booths and find out how they can help!

Enter to win 1 of 5 Amazon Gift Cards and grab some FREE Pizza!!! 



By RRP on
March 22, 2017


If you are interested in getting business through Science Exchange you can now be added to the UCSF Science Exchange Agreement by requesting a contract amendment.

1. Fill out Standard Business Contract form and request an amendment to include your core in the UCSF contract.

2. Send the following to

  • Completed, signed business request form
  • Recharge rate schedule and other price list if appropriate
  • Note that you would like to be added to the Science Exchange agreement so the assigned specialist knows not to start from scratch

3.  Business Contract Office will inform you when the process is complete and you can accept work