CNSI Technology Centers

People powered, tool enabled, data driven

Electron Imaging Center for Nanosystems

A leader in high-resolution CryoEM imaging

Molecular Screening Shared Resource

State-of-the-art High Throughput Screening

UCLA NanoLab

Fabricating the most demanding nanoscale structures and devices

Advanced Light Microscopy & Spectroscopy Laboratory

Optical microscopy at the limits of resolution

Nano & Pico Characterization Lab

An unprecedented collection of surface analysis instrumentation

EICN provides advanced electron imaging tools operating at scales ranging from micrometers to angstroms and delivers valuable structural information for biomolecular, molecular, and materials sciences as well as cell biology and microbiology.

ALMS supports the application of optical microscopic and spectroscopic methods to achieve high spatial and temporal resolution from whole in vivo animal imaging to sub-70 nm imaging using super-resolution nanoscopy techniques.

NPC offers microscopic techniques to characterize surfaces, adsorbates, nanostructures, materials and devices at the atomic and molecular scales under a wide range of experimental conditions.

MSSR provides industrial strength HTS capabilities at a capacity of >60,000 wells per assay per diem. A full suite of services leverages a curated ~200,000 small molecule library, arrayed genome wide shRNA, cDNA and siRNA libraries as well as CRISPR sets.

The NSF BioPACIFIC MIP operates a one of a kind user facility dedicated to creating a nexus for synthetic biology and materials to revolutionize high-performance polymers.

NanoLab provides access to a 20,000 square foot clean room in two locations on the UCLA campus for nanofabrication and characterization that integrates classic semiconductor tools and processes with biological, chemical, and medical substrates.

The Technology Centers also offer educational opportunities for the general public as well as non-expert academic and industrial communities in the form of tutorials, symposia and hands-on workshops.

Technology Center News and Events

June 18, 2024 | Capture data on nanoparticle size, distribution, and concentration with newly added instrument

June 18, 2024 | Capture data on nanoparticle size, distribution, and concentration with newly added instrument

Researchers in the biomedical sciences and materials science can derive important insights from visualizing, sizing and counting nanoparticles, with applications from developing lentiviruses for gene therapy to tuning the composition of advanced materials. Those studying proteins, extracellular vesicles (EV), liposomes, lipid nanoparticles, and viruses will all find advantages with a technique called nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA)…

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March 1, 2024 | Video: Quantum Trailblazers: NarangLab’s Pursuit

March 1, 2024 | Video: Quantum Trailblazers: NarangLab’s Pursuit

Step into the dynamic NarangLab at UCLA, led by the esteemed Professor Prineha Narang. This cutting-edge team is dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of quantum phenomena, from research to models to products. Meet the talented individuals propelling this scientific odyssey forward, and witness how their groundbreaking research is not only advancing theoretical knowledge…

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