VM3B Facilities

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VM3B at UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Welcome to our state of the art facilities

We are located in the Department of Molecular Biosciences in the Vet Med 3B building which is located on the school of Veterinary Medicine campus at UC-Davis.  Opened in 2013, Vet Med 3B is a 4 story 76,000 square foot assignable research building.  Home to over 50 faculty members in the departments of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology; Molecular Biosciences; Population Health and Reproduction; and individuals from Veterinary Medicine Extention, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, Wildlife Health Center and One Health Institute.  Innovative and sustainable design elements put this building on target to achieve LEED Gold environmental standards as specified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
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VM3B team space

We have an open concept team seating space with several meeting spaces

VM3B lab space

The lab space is open concept with customizable workspaces.  The building has been constructed to maximize ambient light.
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Lein Lab procedure room.

Several small rooms are incorporated into the building  design that can be adapted to special research needs.  This is our procedure room that includes a space for surguries and a hood for perfusions.
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Pam Lein microscopy suite

The Lein Lab microscopy suite has an upright flourescent microscope as well as an inverted spinning disc confocal microscope.
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Pam Lein tissue culture facility

We spend a lot of time doing primary neuronal cultures so the Lein lab has their own tissue culture facility with 2 BSL2 hoods and a clean bench as well as multiple incubators
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Pam Lein zebrafish facility

The Pam Lein zebrafish facility includes 2 zebrafish modules where we can house multiple strains of fish.
Zebrafish modules

Zebrafish modules

Here are some of our zebrafish modules
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Lein Lab high content imager

Our high content imaging system has become a workhorse to greatly expedite imaging and analysis of our primary neuronal cultures as well as histology slides.  The system has an environmental chamber so we can also do live cell imaging for extended periods of time.