On this page current BCMB graduate students can find information on degree and campus resources, important forms and documents, and UCR research facilities.
UCR Research Facilities
Students enrolled in UCR’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program have access to extremely well-equipped facilities for their research. The Biochemistry Department is located in Boyce Hall, a five-story research building, with additional facilities on other parts of the campus. Boyce Hall is centrally located with respect to other science departments. Because UCR maintains a high-powered research environment, but is intermediate in size, most special facilities may be utilized directly by graduate students after a brief training session. Thus, graduate students at UCR have an extra opportunity to get hands-on experience in many advanced techniques.
Standard equipment (e.g. refrigerated centrifuges, spectrophotometers, pH meters, balances, etc.) is available in each faculty laboratory. Five walk-in cold rooms at 4°C, a complete vivarium, plant growth chambers, and an X-Ray synchrotron, among other specialized facilities, are available within the Department of Biochemistry. Additionally, college-wide facilities for analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, plant cell biology, advanced microscopy and microanalysis, genomics, microscopy and imaging, plant transformation, and proteomics can be accessed by graduate students with permission from their respective departments. To learn more about each facility and gaining access to their equipment visit their pages at the links below:
- Analytical Chemistry Instrumentation Facility
- Bioinformatics Core Facility
- Center for Plant Cell Biology Core Facilities
- Central Facility for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis
- Genomics Core Instrumentation Facility
- Microscopy and Imaging Core Facility
- Plant Transformation Core Facility
- Proteomics Core Facility