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.

Yoav and Luz Bashan to Discuss Microalgae and Bacteria in Alginate Spheres for Potential Biotech Applications on April 25th at the ASL

Yoav and Luz Bashan, of the Northwestern Center of Biological Research (CIBNOR), will present a seminar, "Interaction of Microalgae and Bacteria in Alginate Spheres: From Basic Studies of Plant–Bacteria Interaction to Potential Biotechnological Applications", at the ASL on April 25th. The event will be held in Building N239, Room #B39 from 12:00-1:00pm. Refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

2014 ASL Summer Internship Program

Created in 2009 and formalized the following year, the ASL Summer Internship Program enters its sixth consecutive year in 2014. Since its inception, the program has provided unique, hands-on research opportunities to more than 50 undergraduate and graduate students from UC Santa Cruz, Foothill-DeAnza Community College District, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, and other local and national universities.

Former Ames Director of Climate Assessment Science Investigation to Discuss Sea Level Rise Impacts on Bay Area at ASL on May 9th

Dr. Max Loewenstein, former NASA Ames Climate Assessment Science Investigation (CASI), will present a seminar, "Sea Level Rise Impacts on Coastal California and on the Bay Area Coastal Built Environment" at the ASL on May 9th.

An abstract and Dr. Loewenstein's bio follow below. The seminar will be held in Building N239, Room B39 from 12:00-1:00pm. Refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring your lunch.


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