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MLK Building Research Core

Overview of Services

The UCSF MLK Core Facility (MLK Cores) is located within the UCSF Martin Luther King Jr Research Building in Oakland, between the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and UC Berkeley campuses. MLK Cores contains a range of scientific instrumentation in the areas of Cytometry, Microscopy, and Spectrometry. The mission of MLK Cores is to provide analysis, support, and training services to UC laboratories, 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
  • Luminex ImageStream Mk II Imaging Flow Cytometer

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 (ICP-OES)
  • Agilent 6495C Triple Quadrupole Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS)


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

Service list

Search available services: View: by category alphabetically
Cytometry Core (1)
MLK Building Support (2)
Microscopy Core (1)
Molecular Biology (1)
Spectrometry Core (2)