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Biological Nanostructures Laboratory - Cell Culture Core

The BNL Cell Culture Core provides resources for researchers who need access to a cell culture facility or whose labs does not want to go through the hassle of getting certified to perform tissue culture work.

Access available to the following: 
Access Procedure: 
Steps to Use Equipment
  1. Contact BNL staff to get trained on the instrument.
  2. Apply to CNSI for electronic door access to the facility.
  3. BNL Staff will add you to the FBS reservation system.

Access Instructions for Non-UCSB Users.


  1. Biosafety Cabinet »
    Campus Gov't/Academic Industry

    Nuaire NU-427 Class II, type B1 Laminar flow hood

  2. Carbon Dioxide Incubators »
    Campus Gov't/Academic Industry

    two Thermo Scientific Forma Series II CO2 incubators with 184 L capacity each.

  3. Fluorescence Microscope »
    Campus Gov't/Academic Industry

    Olympus CKX-41,inverted microscope with phase contrast, fluorescence and color digital camera

  4. Shandon CytoSpin 3 »
    Campus Gov't/Academic Industry
    cell deposition on microscopic slides for dry cell preparation.
  5. Temperature-Controlled Centrifuge »
    Campus Gov't/Academic Industry

    Sorvall RT: swing out rotor, max speed 4000 rpm (2000-3000g).