A partnership between UC Santa Cruz and NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley to foster collaboration, innovation, and research among our Affiliates at the intersection of academia, government, and industry. Our Affiliates conduct and leverage collaborative research in one or more of these three centers of exellence:
  • Astrobiology, Synthetic Biology (SynBio), Space Biosciences
  • Sensors and Networks
  • Energy and Sustainability Solutions
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Welcome to the ASL

The Advanced Studies Laboratory (ASL) provides a partnership between NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Supported by a Space Act Agreement between the partners and directed from UCSC's Silicon Valley Initiatives, ASL is making innovation practical by creating a shared research space at NASA ARC operated by UCSC.

Lynn Rothschild to Discuss Role of Synthetic Biology in NASA’s Missions at ASL on July 25th

Dr. Lynn Rothschild, Lead Scientist for Synthetic Biology at NASA Ames Research Center, will present a seminar, "The Role of Synthetic Biology in NASA’s Missions", at the ASL on July 25th as part of the ASL and Ames Bio and Syn Bio Talks Seminar Series. The event will be held in Building N239, Room #B138 from 12:00-1:00pm. Please note that the room location for the event has changed from earlier event announcements.

Student Research Symposium on August 5th at NASA Ames

The Advanced Studies Laboratories, along with NASA Ames' Space Biosciences Division (ARC Code SC), and the University Affiliated Research Center's Systems Teaching Institute will host a student research poster symposium at NASA Ames on Tuesday, August 5th.

2014 ASL Summer Internship Program

Created in 2009 and formalized the following year, the ASL Summer Internship Program enters its sixth consecutive year in 2014. Since its inception, the program has provided unique, hands-on research opportunities to more than 50 undergraduate and graduate students from UC Santa Cruz, Foothill-DeAnza Community College District, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, and other local and national universities.


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