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ORA - ORU Roster and Contacts

See a roster and contact information for Organized Research Units (ORUs) at UC San Diego.

Organized Research Units Director Website
IGCC - Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation Tai Ming Cheung http://igcc.ucsd.edu/
IGPP - Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics Steven Constable https://igpp.ucsd.edu/
General Campus    
BCI - BioCircuits Institute Jeff Hasty http://biocircuits.ucsd.edu/
Calit2 /Qualcomm Institute - California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology-UCSD Division Ramesh Rao/Larry Smarr http://www.calit2.net/ 
    *CCAS - Center for Cyber-Archaeology and Sustainability (see Social Sciences) Thomas E Levy http://ccas.ucsd.edu/
    *CISA3 - Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archeology  Falko Kuester http://culturalheritage.calit2.net/cisa3/
    *CITA - Center for Information Theory and Its Applications Alon Orlitsky  
    *CREL-Center for Research in Entertainment and Learning Shlomo Dubnov http://crel.calit2.net/
CASS - Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences  George Fuller http://casswww.ucsd.edu
CCB - Center for Circadian Biology  Susan Golden http://ccb.ucsd.edu/
CCIS - Center for Comparative Immigration Studies  John Skrentny/ David Fitzgerald http://www.ccis-ucsd.org/ 
cDDI - Center for Drug Discovery Innovation Michael K. Gilson/ Thomas Hermann http://drugdiscovery.ucsd.edu/Pages/default.aspx
CER - Center for Energy Research  Farhat Beg http://cer.ucsd.edu/ 
    *Center of Excellence for Renewable Resources and Integration Jan Kleissl/ Carlos Coimbra  
CGJ - Center on Global Justice Fonna Forman and Gerry Mackie http://globaljustice.ucsd.edu/
CHD - Center for Human Development  Terry Jernigan http://chd.ucsd.edu/
CILAS - Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies David Mares http://cilas.ucsd.edu/ 
CMRR - Center for Memory and Recording Research Eric Fullerton http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/  
    *CNGDM-Center for Next Generation Digital Media Sheldon Brown  
CRL - Center for Research in Language Marta Kutas http://crl.ucsd.edu/ 
FF-21 - Food and Fuel for the 21st Century Stephen Mayfield/ Julian Schroeder http://ff21.ucsd.edu/
    *Cal-CAB - California Center for Algae Biotechnology Stephen Mayfield http://algae.ucsd.edu/
IEM - Institute of Engineering in Medicine Shu Chien http://iem.ucsd.edu/
    *BMTEC-Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center Shaochen Chen/  Kang Zhang https://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/biomaterials-tissue-engineering.html
    *BTC-Biophotonics Technology Center Michael Berns/ David Hall https://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/biophotonics-technology.html
    *CANE-Center for Advanced Neurological Engineering (see INC) William Mobley http://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/advanced-neurological-engineering.html
    *CBSEC-Cardiac Biomedical Science and Engineering Center Sylvia Evans/ Kirk Knowlton/  Andrew McCulloch https://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/cardiac-biomedical-center.html
   *CEC-Center for Engineering in Cancer Stephen Howell/ Liangfang Zhang https://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/engineering-in-cancer-center.html
   *CED-Center for Engineering in Diabetes David Gough/ Maike Sander https://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/engineering-in-diabetes.html
    *CMDI-Center for Medical Devices and Instrumentation Juan Lasheras http://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/medical-device.html
    *CMILS-Center for Multiscale Imaging of Living Systems Robert F. Mattrey http://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/multiscale-imaging.html 
    *CMSA-Center for Mobile-health Systems and Applications Kevin Patrick/ Joseph Wang https://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/center-for-mobile-health-systems-and-applications.html
    *CMSR-Center for Musculoskeletal Research Ju Chen/ Robert Sah/ Samuel Ward http://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/musculoskeletal-research.html
    *CNME-Center on Nano-Medicine and Engineering  Adah Almutairi/ Ratneshwar Lal https://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/nano-medicine-engineering.html
    *CPH-Center for Perinatal Health

Todd Coleman/ Gladys Ramos

    *VEC-Vaccine Engineering Center Klaus Ley/Victor Nizet https://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/vaccine-engineering.html
    *Whitaker Center for Biomedical Engineering John Watson http://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/whitaker-center.html
INC - Institute for Neural Computation Terrence Sejnowski/ Gert Cauwenberghs http://inc2.ucsd.edu/
    *CANE-Center for Advanced Neurological Engineering (see IEM) Tzyy-Ping Jung http://inc.ucsd.edu/cane.html 
    * The Science Collaboratory (TSC) Roger Bingham
KIBM - Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind Nick Spitzer/ Fred Gage http://kibm.ucsd.edu/ 
SDSC - San Diego Supercomputer Center Michael Norman http://www.sdsc.edu/ 
School of Medicine    
ARI - AIDS Research Institute  Douglas Richman http://ari.ucsd.edu 
CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny Ajit Varki/ Fred H. Gage/ Margaret Schoeninger http://carta.anthropogeny.org/
CTRI - Clinical and Translational Research Institute Gary Firestein http://ctri.ucsd.edu/
CRBS - Center for Research in Biological Systems Mark Ellisman http://crbs.ucsd.edu/ 
GRTC - Glycobiology Research and Training Center Ajit Varki/ Jeffrey Esko http://grtc.ucsd.edu/
IGM - Institute for Genomic Medicine Kelly Frazer http://igm.ucsd.edu/
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Scott Lippman http://cancer.ucsd.edu/
SIRA - Stein Institute for Research on Aging Dilip Jeste http://sira.ucsd.edu
Scripps Institution of Oceanography    
Climate, Atmospheric Science, and Physical Oceanography (CASPO) Research Division Teresa Chereskin https://scripps.ucsd.edu/caspo
Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation (Program) Lisa Levin https://scripps.ucsd.edu/centers/cmbc/
Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine  William Gerwick https://scripps.ucsd.edu/cmbb
Geosciences Research Division  David Hilton https://scripps.ucsd.edu/grd
Integrative Oceanography Division  Peter Franks https://scripps.ucsd.edu/iod
Marine Biology Research Division  Mark Hildebrand https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mbrd
Marine Physical Laboratory  William Kuperman https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl

Non-ORU Centers

School of Medicine    
Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) Douglas Galasko/ Edward Koo http://adrc.ucsd.edu/
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Karen Messer http://biostat.ucsd.edu/ 
California NeuroAIDS Tissue Network Igor Grant http://cntn.hivresearch.ucsd.edu/
Center for AIDS Research  Douglas Richman http://cfar.ucsd.edu/
Center for Community Health  Sheila Gahaga​n https://www.pediatrics.ucsd.edu/divisions/general-pediatrics/about/cch/Pages/default.aspx
Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior Anirvan Ghosh/ William Mobley http://cncb.ucsd.edu/
CIHED – Center for Investigations of Health and Education Disparities Antonio DeMaio/ Ross Frank http://cihed.ucsd.edu/ 
CPM - Center for Pain Medicine  Mark S. Wallace http://anesthesia.ucsd.edu/divisions/pain-medicine/Pages/default.aspx
HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center  Robert K. Heaton https://hnrc.hivresearch.ucsd.edu/
Howard Hughes Medical Institute  Robert Tjian http://www.hhmi.org
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, San Diego Branch  Webster Cavenee http://www.ludwigcancerresearch.org/location/san-diego-branch
Scripps Institution of Oceanography  
Center for Clouds Chemistry and Climate  V. Ramanathan http://www-c4.ucsd.edu/
Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems and Climate  David Checkley https://scripps.ucsd.edu/cimec
**Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology John Hildebrand/Thomas Levy Coming Soon
Arts & Humanities  
CUE - Center for Urban Ecologies Teddy Cruz http://visarts.ucsd.edu/center-urban-ecologies-sme-building-402-and-404-0 
CHS - Center for Hellenic Studies Thomas Gallant/ Edward Watts  https://history.ucsd.edu/affiliated/hellenic.html
Bernard and Sophia Gordon Engineering Leadership Center Albert P. Pisano http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/GordonCenter/
CASB - Center for Algorithmic and Systems Biology  Pavel Pevzner http://casb.ucsd.edu/
CWC - The Center for Wireless Communications  Sujit Dey http://www-cwc.ucsd.edu
Charles Lee Powell Structural Research Laboratories Gil Hegemier http://structures.ucsd.edu/node/52
CNS - Center for Networked Systems Stefan Savage http://cns.ucsd.edu/ 
Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics Miroslav Krstic http://ccsd.ucsd.edu/
Information Theory and Applications Center   http://ita.ucsd.edu/
Von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center Rosibel Ochoa http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/vonliebig/
School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) [formerly International Relations and Pacific Studies]  
USMEX - Center for U.S. Mexican Studies Melissa Floca http://usmex.ucsd.edu
EmPac - Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies Gordon Hanson http://empac.ucsd.edu/
GIIC - Global Information Industry Center Roger Bohn http://giic.ucsd.edu/ 
Physical Sciences    
CAMSEE - Center for Advancing Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education Jeffrey Remmel/ Gabriele Wienhasen http://camsee.ucsd.edu/
Center for NMR Spectroscopy and Imaging of Proteins  Stanley J. Opella http://nmrresource.ucsd.edu/
CTBP - Center for Theoretical Biological Physics Herbert Levine/Jose Onuchic
LMS - Laboratory for Mathematics and Statistics    
CCoM - Center for Computational Mathematics Randolph Bank/ Phillip Gill/ Michael Holst http://ccom.ucsd.edu/
IPAPS - Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences Brian Maple
CIMS - Center for Interface & Materials Science Brian Maple  
CAMSEE - Center for Advancing Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education  Jeffery Remmel/ Gabriele Wienhausen  
Social Sciences    
AAASRC - African and African-American Studies Research Center Bennetta Jules-Rosette https://www.facebook.com/AAASRC
CCW - Center for Community Well-being Michael Cole/ Hugh Mehan http://ccw.ucsd.edu/
CGJ - Center on Global Justice Fonna Forman/ Gerry Mackie http://globaljustice.ucsd.edu/ 
CSAPE - Center for the Study of African Political Economy Clark Gibson
CREATE - Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence Mica Pollock http://create.ucsd.edu/ 
LCHC-Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition Michael Cole http://lchc.ucsd.edu/ 
CEE - Center for Environmental Economics Ted Groves http://econweb.ucsd.edu/cee/
CRGP - Center for Research on Gender in the Professions Mary Blair-Loy http://crgp.ucsd.edu/
SSPAD - Center for Sustainability Science, Planning and Design Keith Pezzoli coming soon:www.sustainability-science.ucsd.edu
**Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology John Hildebrand/Thomas Levy Coming Soon

* Centers within ORUs

** Joint center between Scripps Institution of Oceanography and campus Division of Social Sciences - Department of Anthropology