Earth and Planetary Science Lab

The Earth and Planetary Sciences XRD, SEM, and Sample Preparation Labs provide users the opportunity to perform a wide range of analyses on samples including X-ray powder diffraction, SEM imaging, and EBSD textural analysis, EDS chemical analysis as well as all sample preparation required for analysis. 

Equipment includes: 

Oxford Research Facility

Greenhouse, growth chamber, lath house, and field space for plant and environmental science research. Resources include mist propagation beds and rooms, work space, supplemental lighting, and biosafety, temperature, and lighting controls. Experienced staff provides horticultural consultation, supplies, plant monitoring and watering, and pest control. The facility is available to UC Berkeley and LBL affiliates and, on a limited basis, to outside users.

School of Public Health Biorepository

Established in 2003, the School of Public Health Biorepository collects, stores, and tracks high quality biospecimens collected for long term studies of human health and disease in children and adults. Sample handling includes processing, aliquotting, and shipping human biospecimens. We house over 500,000 biological and environmental samples from over 40 ongoing and completed research projects in our -80⁰C deep freezers and nitrogen tanks including blood, urine, hair, teeth, dust, DNA, RNA, and buccal cells.

Cell Culture Facility

The Cell Culture Facility, located in 336 Barker Hall, supports research by providing cell cultures (mammalian and insect), media, supplies and expertise on a recharge basis for more than 70 different laboratories on and off the main campus. The Facility provides cell cultures for researchers to take to their labs for experiments, provides media and materials for checkout, and also allows use of laminar flow hoods, incubators and microscope for researchers who are using cells provided by the Facility, to use on site. We also work with off-site companies.