Mission and Overview    

The Cancer Research Laboratory (CRL) began in 1951 when the California state legislature provided funds to establish a colony of mice of reliable genetic background to be made available to cancer researchers throughout the state and elsewhere. Since then, the CRL acquired other technical support staff and equipment as research support needs have changed.  Currently, the CRL provides advanced technical resources to cancer and biomedical researchers in the areas of advanced microscopy, flow cytometry, gene targeting/transgenic mouse technology, human stem cell facility, and an infectious disease facility. In addition, CRL administers an NIH cancer training grant and other research grants.  The current missions of the CRL are to enhance communication among members of the cancer/biomedical research community, to provide training in cancer research, and to provide Berkeley researchers with access to methods and technologies, which are either too expensive or too specialized to be acquired by the laboratories of individual faculty. Over the years, CRL has proved again and again its vital role in faculty recruitment and retention, not only in the area of cancer research but also in other fields.  Recently, the CRL has also played a significant role in attracting large multi-project grants like the Host-Pathogen NIH PO1 grant, a large stem cell equipment grant from California Institute of Regenerative Medicine and the NIH pre-doctoral/post-doctoral training grant.

Lab Information:
Director: Russell Vance
Manager: Judith Yee

Telephone: (510) 642-4711
Fax: (510) 642-5741
449 Life Sciences Addition
Berkeley, CA 94720-2751