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BUILD's Investments in 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 Sony SH800 has the advantages of using a "chip" technology to keep different applications separated among users and the software is friendly for the diverse user base including faculty and students alike.
  • Stereolithography Instrument: acquired to support the research in bio-engineering (see I-BEAT below). This instrument provides for "3-D printing" important in evaluating and testing prototypes.
  • 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 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 newInterdisciplinary 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.