The University maintains an abundance of research facilities for students and faculty, several of which are associated with Integrative Biology:
- Bodega Marine Laboratory
- Cancer Research Laboratory
- The Center for Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry
- Electron Microscope Laboratory
- The Field Station for Behavioral Research
- Gump Biological Research Station
- Jane Gray Greenhouse
- UC Natural Reserve System
BML supports research and teaching in marine sciences and coastal field biology. Administered by UC Davis, it is available on a year-round basis to students from other UC campuses.
It is located on the 362-acre Bodega Marine Reserve, roughly 60 miles north of Berkeley. In addition to housing, it has well-equipped facilities for research over a wide range of coastal habitats.
Bodega Marine Laboratory
P.O. Box 247
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
This lab is affiliated with the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB). It is located at 447 Weill Hall.
Phone: (510) 642-4711
This center is a state of the art mass spectrometry facility that provides the campus and wider community with stable isotope analysis of gaseous, liquid and solid samples.
Located at 26 Giannini Hall, this facility is available for graduate students who are conducting doctoral research. For free training, students should enroll in MCB 481B for transmission microscopy, or MCB 481C for scanning microscopy. After training is completed you may use the facility at a rate of $20/beam hour plus the cost of supplies.
Work done for faculty members is paid for out of their grants. They also offer full service microscopy for those who don't have time to run their own samples. This usually runs $200-300 for 1-2 samples including supplies and labor costs.
The Station is located at the top of Strawberry Canyon, east of the campus. It has facilities for observing a large variety of species. Faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from several departments use these facilities.
For information and permission to conduct research
Dr. Stephen Glickman, Director
Department of Psychology
3210 Tolman Hall MC 1650
Berkeley, CA 94720-1650
The Gump Station is located on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia, one hour by boat from Tahiti. It includes a dormitory and field laboratory and supports research in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial biology.
The Berkeley Natural History Museums operates the Hastings Natural History Reservation in upper Carmel Valley. This is a completely protected site for the study of ecological interactions in undisturbed communities. Though it is administered and sponsored by the BNHM, Hastings is part of the UC Natural Reserve System.
There are 30 such reserves throughout the state. Units with which IB students and faculty are directly involved include Hastings, Angelo Reserve (a research site in northern California under joint management with the Nature Conservancy), Gump Biological Research Station and Sagehen Creek, among others.
Natural Reserve System
University of California
300 Lakeside Drive, 6th Floor
Oakland CA 94612-3560