center for systems

& synthetic biology

an NIGMS national systems biology center


Other Associated UCSF research centers


The Cell Propulsion Lab

An NIH-sponsored Nanomedicine Center aimed at applying synthetic biology to engineer smart cell-based therapeutics.



The NSF sponsored Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC) is a multi-institution research effort to lay the foundation for the emerging field of synthetic biology.


The Bay Area Physical Sciences-Oncology Center

This center is part of an NCI initiative to bring new physics-based perspectives to the mechanisms and treatment of cancer.


HARC Center

The HIV Accessory and Regulatory Complex (HARC) Center is an interdisciplinary research center aimed at creating a comprehensive structural picture of interactions between HIV viral proteins and intracellular host molecules at early stages in the viral lifecycle.