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Research Centers and Affiliates

On-campus Research Centers

Center for Health Disparities Research and Training

Center for Health DisparitiesA five-year award from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities supports the development of infrastructure for research on health disparities. Its goal is to encourage and support SF State faculty who are doing or planning to do research on the root causes of inequities in health and access to health care and/or studying ways to design and test interventions that aim to eliminate these inequities. 


Center for Computing for the Life Sciences

Part of a University-wide strategic thrust towards interdisciplinary research and education. It addresses the emerging trend of integration of life sciences and computational and mathematical sciences.


Science Education Partnership & Assessment Laboratory

SEPAL logoEngaging scientists and teachers in partnership, research and coursework to transform science teaching kindergarten through college.

Student Enrichment Opportunities Office

The SEO programs are designed to prepare students from underrepresented groups including those with disabilities for advanced biomedical degrees by providing financial support, academic support and stimulating research experiences.


Off-campus Affiliates
Estuary & Ocean Science Center

San Francisco State University's Marine Laboratory:  Advancing the understanding of the world’s complex marine and estuarine environments through research, education, and outreach, with a focus on San Francisco Bay. Many SFSU faculty and students with interests in Marine Biology are located here.

The California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences logoThe California Academy of Sciences is more than a world-class natural history museum. It's an international leader in research, actively supporting 46 outstanding scientists in 11 fields of study that span the natural sciences. SFSU grad students may take advantage of the facilites. Most of the CAS curatorial researchers are also members of the Biology Graduate Faculty at SFSU.




Moss Landing Marine Laboratory

MLML logoOn Monterey Bay MLML is an active reseach and teaching institution. It is governed by a consortium of 7 CSU campuses. SFSU grad students pursuing a M.S. in Marine Science are stationed at MLML.