The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma

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The Biomedical Building, UCSC

The Biomedical Sciences Building, (Matthew Millman)

Surrounded by a towering redwood forest, and minutes away from the Pacific ocean, our lab is located in the beautifully renovated Biomedical Science building on the UCSC main campus. The Biomed building houses faculty from the Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, and Biomedical Engineering Departments. The building hosts a variety of state-of-the-art analytical instruments and provides opportunities for collaboration between different departments. 

Santa Cruz, in general, boasts pristine mountain biking trails, great surf, and proximity to the long, windy beaches along highway 1. Contact a lab member to set up a tour and come see for yourself all that UCSC has to offer. 

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Laguna Creek Beach (Aron Bosworth)

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Aerial view of the UCSC campus (UCSC admissions)