See Current Campus COVID Reopening Phase
COVID-19 Testing is free for UCSD
Employees and Students.
For Scheduling Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing:
All scheduled session on our resources by UCSD researchers must provide a valid
Oracle Chart String which consists of:
Project number - Task number - Funding Source
With the goal to support important research work by our users while minimizing the risk of community spread of SARS-CoV-2, the Core will implement the following rules for physical access by users
Facility will be open 24/7 to UCSD researchers and outside institutions or companies
Personal SOM access badge is required for entrance
A user should not come if he/she feels sick
Users must wear a user-furnished mask while in the core at all times, irrelevant of vaccination status. Please do not remove your mask in the microscopy suites.
Users must wash/santize hands before and after use of equipment.
Only 1 person allowed per room regardless of vaccination status or COVID-19 test results
Disinfect area before and after use
Do not enter core without reservation
Use of gloves is allowed
In person training sessions will be provided during if necessary, for one on one trainings only. KN95 masks are required. Remote training is still required for more than 1 attendee.
Contact: Jennifer Santini (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Core serves the needs of laboratories across the campus and the local research community. Our cutting-edge instruments push the limits of resolution, speed and sensitivity. We offer resources that range from electron microscopy ultrastructure resolution to whole organism / live animal imaging. The Core strives to promote interdisciplinary, collaborative research among local researchers. Experienced staff are available to assist with everything from sample preparation to imaging and analysis. All instruments are wholly owned by the Core, providing stable resources to support long-term research efforts.
From UCSD and the Core:
Scientists Are Just Beginning to Understand Mysterious DNA Circles Common in Cancer Cells