CBSE affiliates conduct research in the following buildings, many of which have been built with support from CBSE.

Biomedical Sciences BuildingBiomedical Sciences Building, opened in 2012, is designed to promote interdisciplinary interactions and houses faculty from the Departments of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biomolecular Engineering, and Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology. The building provides approximately 92,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space and facilities.

Engineering 2 Building. Photo: Jim MacKenzie

Engineering 2 Building and Jack Baskin Engineering Auditorium were completed in fall 2004. Built in part with support from CBSE and QB3, it provides 96,000 square feet of teaching, research, and office space and an interactive learning center. It also provides office and laboratory space for faculty in biomolecular engineering, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and for visiting bioinformatics researchers.

This building, designed by Los Angeles architects Anshen + Allen, received a merit award for design from the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter in November 2004. The award jury praised the use of different materials to emphasize the building's different functions.

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Physical Sciences Building. Photo: Jim MacKenzie

Physical Sciences Building, completed in Spring 2006, is designed to foster interaction among researchers exploring human and environmental health. Completed in part with support from CBSE and QB3, this five-story building has 132,000 assignable square feet of space for laboratories and classrooms in chemistry, environmental toxicology, and biomolecular engineering. It features state-of-the-art lab, classroom, and support facilities to serve a diverse group of scientists.

Sinsheimer Laboratories. Photo: Don Kenny

Sinsheimer Laboratories houses research conducted by CBSE faculty affiliates in molecular, cell, and developmental biology and chemistry, including the stem cell training laboratory and the microarray facility. Its 98,000 square feet are designed around an open, central stairwell and atrium to maximize contact between faculty, students, and research staff.

Other CBSE research takes place in Thimann Labs, which is home to some of the chemistry and biochemistry research, and the Jack Baskin Engineering Building.


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