UCI Ecological Preserve

The UCI Ecological Preserve is a 60 acre site on the southern edge of the campus . It is a part of the UCI main campus and is managed by the UCI Office of Natural Reserves for the School of Biological Sciences. The Preserve is enrolled in the Nature Reserve of Orange County. The Preserve…

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San Joaquin Marsh Reserve

The San Joaquin Marsh Reserve represents one of the last remnants of wetlands that once covered much of Orange County’s flood plain. Located in an ancient river-cut channel at the head of Newport Bay, the reserve supports a variety of wetland habitats, including marshlands, shallow ponds, and channels confined by earthen dikes. Dry upland habitats…

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UCI Greenhouse

The UCI Greenhouse is a 10,000-square-foot growth facility that supports teaching and research needs for the School of Biological Sciences. The Greenhouse is divided into 15 growth areas that are individually programmable for temperature. Greenhouse Staff provides watering, pest management, and basic maintenance for plants used in research and teaching. Additional facilities include common-use lab…

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Crystal Cove Research Facility

UCI in partnership with the Crystal Cove Alliance supports the Crystal Cove research facility for use in small-scale and low-impact scientific research. Crystal Cove State Park is one of the most popular parks in the California State Park System and is located in the Newport Coast area less than 10 miles from the UCI campus.…

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Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve

Set in the Morongo Basin of the western Mojave Desert, the Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve is a dry, boulder-strewn landscape of shallow canyons and ridges of sculptured granite. Three floristic regions meet at the site: Transverse Range, Sonoran Desert, and Mojave Desert, creating a diverse mixture of flora and fauna characteristic of both deserts and…

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Optical Biology Core

The Optical Biology Center is a Shared Resource Facility to provide researchers access to resources, including state of the art instrumentation and technical support, to conduct biomedical research. Available Systems Confocals: Zeiss LSM780, LSM700, Leica Sp8 Super resolution: Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM and SMLM Light-sheet: Zeiss Z1 (Cover image of whole mouse brain expressing…

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Facility for Imaging and Brain Research (FIBRE)

The Facility for Imaging and Brain Research (FIBRE), located on the ground floor of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG: map) houses a 3T Siemens Prisma scanner, a mock scanner, and data analysis facilities.  This research-dedicated MRI scanning facility, operated by Dr. Craig Stark, is designed to suit a wide range of basic and…

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Bio Cluster

The School of Biological Sciences owns a High Performance Computing Cluster that includes a 700-core Opteron cluster with 400 Tb of disk space to supplement the computational pipelines of the Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics, which handles primary read mapping. It is available for use by the School’s faculty and students. Faculty with additional needs…

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Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (CNLM)

The Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (CNLM) was established by the UC Regents in 1983 and is the first research institute in the world dedicated exclusively to the multidisciplinary study of learning and memory mechanisms. The CNLM’s mission is to promote the most innovative learning and memory research transforming education, technology and…

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