Welcome to the Parnassus Center for Advanced Technologies
The "Garage" holds conventional and advanced instrumentation and is a part of the Diabetes Center at the University of California, San Francisco. The primary mission is to support research labs at UCSF through the resources that we host, and we support collaborations that help fulfill the broader research mission enterprise. This is a community-based shared instrumentation facility.
The resources found at our facility typically would be beneficial to multiple research groups, rather than be limited to one group. We house a number of advanced technologies including robotic instrumentation and high-throughput screening instruments. We also have available standard research equipment such as Q-PCR machines, NanoDrop, and a variety of specialized equipment. Our staff provides support and in most cases training for our resources.
To use the facility, create an account and visit one of the instrument pages. Some instruments require scheduling, other instruments require specialized training. We ask that you observe the house rules to keep the facility and its equipment open for all to use.
Our vision is to develop this facility and bring in new technologies that will help the broader research mission. If you would like to co-locate an instrument in the space, or have an interest in bringing in a new technology, or setting up a demo for an instrument, contact the PCAT admin. We make space for vendors to showcase new products to the community, and there is a conference room across the hall from the PCAT for giving informational seminars or user workshops.