Investments in equipment, lab space and more are part of BUILD's efforts to support both student and faculty research. These improvements to the campus infrastructure, help support a research culture at CSULB.
Infrastructure Development in Biomedical Sciences & Engineering (BSE)
- Sony SH800 Cell Sorter Instrument: Acquired to expand research capabilities molecular cell biology, stem cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, microbiology, and developmental biology. The system allows for a wide range of cell sizes and applications using various µm microfluidics sorting chips. This chip system allows for more precise analysis, while the software is intuitive and supports sorting into tubes and well plates. See the BUILD-Funded Equipment page for images and further information.
- Projet 6000 HD: Acquired to support the research in bio-engineering (see I-BEAT below). The Projet 6000 has capabilities of Stereolithography 3D printing technologies using a smaller footprint. The system has various choices of materials to choose from; parts are accurate (+/- 45µm) and features are reproducible down to 0.050mm or 0.002 inches. See the BUILD-Funded Equipment page for images and further information.
- BRAIN Initiative: Research facility to support a growing emphasis in behavioral neuroscience is being developed, called the Behavioral Research and Instruction in the Neurosciences (BRAIN) Initiative. Within the Psychology Building, this state-of-the-art facility will include laboratories for use in research and teaching in behavioral and physiological neurosciences. The project will be completed by acquiring new equipment aimed at expanding infrastructure to support behavioral neuroscience research, foster new collaborations, and attract new faculty to build a critical mass of expertise.
- I-BEAT: Research facility to support the growing program in biomedical engineering (COE). The Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Assistive Technologies (I-BEAT) will be located in Engineering and will serve as a hub for research and training activities relating to bio-fluids, bioinformatics, disability (technology and education), rehabilitation and adaptive technologies, and environmental health.
Infrastructure Development in Behavioral Health Sciences (BHS)
- IRHL: In behavioral and health sciences research, there is limited space dedicated to student and faculty research. A new Interdisciplinary Health Research Laboratory (IHRL) is being developed as a multi-user facility with computer terminals and wireless, software for data management and analysis, and space for research.
Other Investments to Promote Research Development
- CSULB BUILD Website
- Research Resources Portal: Developed in parallel with the BUILD Website, this portal serves as an accessible portal to find specific research resources. This may include instrumentation, campus expertise or technical services, research centers and institutes, external partners, technical training opportunities, and potential funding sources.
- BUILD Program Center: A central campus location provides a focal point for BUILD activities, student and faculty research and education, and staff support and activities.
- Annual Health-Related Research Conference: Features scientific presentations by BUILD Scholars, in addition to the featured "BUILD Long Beach Research Lectureship", a 1-hour seminar given by a nationally/internationally recognized researcher engaged in NIH-funded research.