Core Operational Improvement Awards Announced!

The RRP Advisory Committee had the difficult task of selecting only five proposals out of the sixteen high quality applications.  This new mechanism provides funding for cores to address operational problems that are limiting the work of the core. Successful applications included funding to merge or consolidate core services and funding for automation of services to increase throughput, in order to improve services for researchers.

Thank you to everyone who applied, and to the review committee!

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

  • Jennifer Page - Merger of UCSF ES Cell Targeting Core and CCF Tissue Culture Core to create UCSF Cell and Genome Engineering Core
  • Jeffrey Milush - Expansion and Optimization of the Core Immunology Laboratory
  • Andrea Barczak - Assay miniaturization with the Mosquito HV nanoliter liquid handler will improve next generation library preparation services by reducing costs and increasing throughput.
  • Scott Vandenberg Operational Improvement of Tissue Micro-Array Production in the BIOS-HDFCCC Biorepository and Tissue Biomarker Technology (BTBMT) Core 
  • Michael McManus Center for Functional Genomics at UCSF