Since 1986, studies on HIV and AIDS pathogenesis conducted at UCLA have relied on a well-run, state-of the-art Virology Core facility. The overall purpose of this facility has been to serve as an accessible resource for development of research techniques for UCLA investigators and their collaborators pursuing basic science, clinical science, public health, and behavioral science research in the field of HIV/AIDS. Reflecting the scientific needs of CFAR investigators on the UCLA campus, the following specific aims are proposed for the Virology Core. 1. To supply a readily available resource for UCLA investigators requiring virological support in the form of assays, technical expertise, primary human cells and/or storage/maintenance of viral specimen inventories. 2. To provide access and appropriate training for use of the Core-maintained BSL2+Tissue Culture/PCR clean facility. 3. To serve as a

Public Health Relevance

The Virology Core serves as a focal point for the development and application of novel technologies in HIV assessment, and is also the only campus resource for investigators requiring reliable access to primary human hematopoietic cells, including peripheral blood cells and hematopoietic stem cells (umbilical cord blood and bone marrow).

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
2P30AI028697-24
Application #
8520695
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAI1-UKS-A (J1))
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-03-05
Budget End
2014-02-28
Support Year
24
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$128,492
Indirect Cost
$26,492
Name
University of California Los Angeles
Department
Type
DUNS #
092530369
City
Los Angeles
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
90095
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