A partnership between UC Santa Cruz and NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley to foster collaboration, innovation, and research among our Affiliates at the intersection of academia, government, and industry. Our Affiliates conduct and leverage collaborative research in one or more of these three centers of exellence:
  • Astrobiology, Synthetic Biology (SynBio), Space Biosciences
  • Sensors and Networks
  • Energy and Sustainability Solutions
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Welcome to the ASL

The Advanced Studies Laboratory (ASL) provides a partnership between NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Supported by a Space Act Agreement between the partners and directed from UCSC's Silicon Valley Initiatives, ASL is making innovation practical by creating a shared research space at NASA ARC operated by UCSC.

David Deamer to Discuss Astrobiological Applications of Nanopore Analysis of Nucleic Acids at the ASL on Nov. 7th

Photo of David DemaerDavid Deamer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will present a seminar, "Nanopore Analysis of Nucleic Acids: Applications in Astrobiology", at the ASL on November 7th

Programming Patients' Immune Systems to Treat Disease Topic of September 26th Seminar at ASL

Matthew Scholz, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Immusoft Corporation, will present a seminar, "Immune System Programming: Turning Patient's Cells into Drug Factories", at the ASL on September 26th as part of the ASL and Ames Bio and Syn Bio Talks Seminar Series. The event will be held in Building N239, Room B39 from 12:00-1:00pm. 

"Development of Corrosion-Resistant Molecular Sieve Inclusion Nanocomposite (MoSIN) Membranes to Recover Water from Urine through Osmotic Processes” Seminar with Mary Laura Lind at ASL on August 8th

Mary Laura Lind, Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University will present a seminar, "Development of Corrosion-Resistant Molecular Sieve Inclusion Nanocomposite (MoSIN) Membranes to Recover Water from Urine through Osmotic Processes” tomorrow, Friday, August 8th at noon at the ASL. The event will be held in Building N239, Room #B39 from 12:00-1:00pm.

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