By RRP on
March 05, 2015

On behalf of the ETAC, and the EVCP's office, the Research Resource Program is proud to announce that for the Winter 2014 cycle of the Funding Shared Equipment Awards, thirteen projects have been awarded funding.

Created in 2012, these awards are designed to fund transformational technologies and instrumentation which support the development of cores at UCSF. Since 2012, over 3mm in funding has been awarded, and the Chancellor allocated an additional $2mm in funding for these awards in Round 3.

The projects that have been awarded for the Winter 2014 cycle are as follows:

A Xevo G2-XS QTof Mass Spectometer for Site-directed ligand discovery
Michelle Arkin

HDFCCC Mouse Pathology Core, Tissue Core, and Immunohistochemistry Core Joint Proposal: Histology Slide and Cassette Printers
Jennifer Bolen

Funds for an Illumina V4 sequencer
Eric Chow

Robotic Overture 96-Channel Peptide Synthesizer for Peptide-Enabled Technologies
Charles Craik

Purchase of a MALDI-TOF instrument to provide rapid, hands-on mass determination for the UCSF community
William Degrado

A console and probe replacement for the “Walk-up” 400 MHz NMR spectrometer supporting synthetic chemistry programs at UCSF
John Gross

Precision small animal radiotherapy
Byron Hann

Cost-effective raster-scanning solution for UCSF beamline 8.3.1 at the Advanced Light Source.
James Holton

Orbitrap Fusion and TSQ Quantiva Mass Spectrometry Systems for a Global-to-Targeted Proteomics Center
Nevan Krogan

Autosampler for the Shared Fluidigm CyTOF2 Mass Spec Flow Cytometer
Mike Lee

The SpinPharmacyLab: Preparation of GMP Grade Imaging Agents For Monitoring Metabolic Processes in Novel Clinical Trials
Sarah Nelson

Overcoming critical barriers to crystal structure determination
Oren Rosenberg

High-Performance Computing for Quantitative Biosciences at UCSF
Andrej Sali

By RRP on
February 13, 2015

Julie Auger's last day as Executive Director of the Research Resource Program will be Friday, February 27th. Julie's has accepted a position at the University of California, Davis, and will lead a similar program there.

Elizabeth Sinclair will continue in her role as Associate Director while she serves as Interim Executive Director. After Julie’s departure, Elizabeth Sinclair may be contacted with any day-to-day issues pertaining to core facilities or the RRP: [email protected]; 415-206-3461

MyCORES or finance issues should continue to be directed as follows:

• MyCORES - please email [email protected]
• Finance – please contact Finance Manager Yvette Villicana at: [email protected].

A search is currently underway for Julie's replacement, and we will provide an update with any additional news as soon as possible. 

We wish Julie all the best in her new position, and thank her for nearly five years of service with UCSF and the Research Resource Program!

By RRP on
November 19, 2014

We are pleased to announce the third round of this award program developed in 2012 to support and fund Enabling Technology Centers (cores) at UCSF. The Chancellor has allocated an additional $2MM for investment in transformational technologies and instrumentation to support the development of existing and new Enabling Technology Centers.

Please click here for more information.

By RRP on
February 03, 2014

Julie Auger has embarked on an ambitious strategic planning project to identify the campus need for investment in UCSF Shared Research Facilities (cores) over the next 5-10 years.

As with the IT Roadmap project this roadmap, vetted by the faculty, will be presented to the Budget & Investment Committee for funding prioritization. The project will identify strategic priorities across all areas including basic, translational and clinical research and will identify gaps in shared technology, expert personnel support initiatives, space needs, education programs and business management needs. UCSF Consultant Mary Beth Baker, who facilitated the IT Roadmap project, will assist with roadmap development. 

In November, a forum was launched via UCSF's Open Proposal, to collect ideas from the campus community regarding the need for investment in UCSF's Shared Research Facilities. Participants were asked to submit suggestions based on what new or additional services, technologies, training, equipment, etc. would be needed to support their evolving research going forward. These ideas will help create a core research infrastructure in the future that is both responsive and supportive of the research needs of the campus. A great deal of excellent feedback was received during the initial suggestion period, and the survey has recently been re-opened to increase the level of input from the community.

For more information, or to submit your ideas via the Open Proposal Forum, please visit:

The forum will close on February 28th.