Institutes, Centers & Research Themes

A vast number of research institutes and centers at UCLA serve to organize interdisciplinary research efforts directed at major problems in the biosciences, often bringing together researchers and clinicians to facilitate translation of basic science discoveries into disease diagnostics and therapies.  Research Institutes and Centers that contribute to the rich and vibrant bioscience research community supporting our students include: 

Brain Research Institute
Broad Stem Cell Research Center
California NanoSystems Institute
Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences
Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging
Institute for Precision Health
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Molecular Biology Institute
Quantitative and Computational Biology Institute
Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
UCLA AIDS Institute
See a full list at Lab Centers and Institutes at UCLA.

Unified Research Themes
Bioscience students interested in disease-based research can join one of six integrated Research Themes.  These themes seek to stimulate interaction between UCLA's top scientists and clinicians doing pioneering research for the benefit of humanity.  These themes include: 

Cancer Research Theme
Cardiovascular Research Theme
Immunity, Inflammation, Infection, and Transplantation (I3T) Research Theme
Metabolism Research Theme
Neuroscience Research Theme
Regenerative Medicine Research Theme

Medical Centers
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
UCLA Primary Care Office