MLK Building Research Core

Overview of Services

The UCSF MLK Building Research Core is located within a former high school on the National Register of Historic Places, 5 blocks north of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Campus. The MLK Building Research Core contains numerous scientific instrumentation in the areas of Cytometry, Microscopy, and Spectrometry. The mission of the Core is to provide analytical, support, and training services to UC laboratories in the East Bay, while also being available to external users on a fee-for-service basis. 

Major instrumentation includes:

Cytometry (see Schedule Equipment tab)

  • LSRFortessa Flow Cytometer
  • FACSAria IIu Flow Cytometer
  • Agilent Seahorse Fe96 Analyzer

Microscopy (see Schedule Equipment tab)

  • Zeiss LSM710 Confocal Fluorescence Microscope
  • Keyence BZ-X710 Fluorescence Microscope
  • Molecular Devices ImageXpress Pico Digital Microscopy System

Spectrometry (see Request Services tab)

  • Agilent 5100 SVDV Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectrometer
  • EMD Millipore Direct Detect Spectrometer


David Killilea PhD 510-450-7993

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Assisted: Monday – Friday, 10am - 5pm  

Unassisted & Badged Access: Open 24/7                

5700 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland CA 94609

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
David Killilea
Hart Horneman
SRA - Flow Cytometry & Microscopy
510-428-3885 ext. 4452
Kathy Schultz
SRA - Spectroscopy
510-428-3885 ext. 5101