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Bridging Divides

UCSF’s history of bringing together diverse backgrounds, experiences, expertise and perspectives has proven to create a vibrant community where ideas grow and flourish. The new building will be designed to deliver this crucial cross functional work, enabling sharing of knowledge, ideas, tools and data to accelerate discovery of new treatments and therapies.

Patient-Centered Research

The space will bridge bench research to bedside care, as well as serve as a hub for health sciences education. It will be home to the revolutionary Bakar ImmunoX project, programs for cancer, diabetes, cell biology, and the Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine, as well as the School of Nursing.  ​​​​

Rashetta Higgins listens to Vikram Rao as he explains placing how they will place electrodes on the surface of her brain
Three postdocs discuss ideas at a table with laptops

Built to Evolve

As technology and knowledge continuously evolve, the building will incorporate design principles of adaptability and agility, providing the needed flexibility to change as needed.

In addition, the new facility will be a centerpiece of the redesigned west end of the Parnassus Heights campus, as realized in the Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan. It is part of the overall transformation of UCSF’s oldest campus to create a welcoming environment that includes open vistas, publicly accessible promenades improved pedestrian access and reduced vehicular traffic along Parnassus Avenue. 

World-Class Innovation

Serving the health needs of San Francisco for more than 150 years, UCSF consistently ranks among the top academic medical centers in the world and receives more research funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution. The new Research and Academic Building will play a key role in advancing health sciences innovation in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and beyond.

Aashish Manglik holds a laptop while operating a cryo-electron microscope



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Ellie Rossiter
Executive Director for Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships
UCSF Office of Community & Government Relations
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