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Facilities at SFSU

The Biology Stockroom


Genomics/Transcriptomics Analysis Core

 The Genomics/Transcriptomics Analysis Core provides molecular genetics equipment, computer analysis facilities, and training in the use of the facilities  to undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and visiting researchers. 


Cell and Molecular Imaging Center

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This center provides state of the art equipment and training for many aspects of contemporary biological light microscopy and cellular imaging. This includes confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, deconvolution, calcium ratio imaging, time-lapse photography, morphometric image analysis and more.


The Electron Microscopy Facility



Harry D. Thiers Herbarium


Sierra Nevada Field Campus

Sierra Nevada Field Campus signThe SNFC is in Sierra County at 1900 meters in elevation. It is an ideal location for researchers studying montane organisms. In summer it offers a rich curriculum of courses.




Estuary & Ocean Science Center

San Francisco State University's Marine Laboratory:  Advancing the understanding of the world’s complex marine and estuarine environments through research, education, and outreach, with a focus on San Francisco Bay. Many SFSU faculty and students with interests in Marine Biology are located here.



The SFSU Greenhouse

The brand-new Greenhouse facility is up and running. Located just north of Hensill Hall, it is a modern, computer-controlled greenhouse that supports research and teaching in the Department of Biology. 


Poster Printing Facility

The large format printer in the PPF is available to SFSU Biology faculty, students, and staff for printing conference posters, signs, and banners. 

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