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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

    *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
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/
Gerry Mackie
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
    *BTC-Biophotonics Technology Center

Michael Berns/
David Hall

    *CANE-Center for Advanced Neurological Engineering (see INC) William Mobley http://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/cane-advanced-neurological-engineering.html
    *CBSEC-Cardiac Biomedical Science and Engineering Center Sylvia Evans/
Kirk Knowlton/
Andrew McCulloch
   *CEC-Center for Engineering in Cancer Stephen Howell/ Liangfang Zhang http://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/cec-engineering-in-cancer-center.html
   *CED-Center for Engineering in Diabetes David Gough/
Maike Sander
    *CMDI-Center for Medical Devices and Instrumentation Juan Lasheras http://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/cmdt-medical-device.html
    *CMILS-Center for Multiscale Imaging of Living Systems Robert F. Mattrey http://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/cmils-multiscale-imaging.html
    *CMSA-Center for Mobile-health Systems and Applications Kevin Patrick/
Joseph Wang
    *CMSR-Center for Musculoskeletal Research Ju Chen/
Robert Sah/
Samuel Ward
    *CNME-Center on Nano-Medicine and Engineering  Adah Almutairi/ Ratneshwar Lal


    *CPH-Center for Perinatal Health

Todd Coleman/
Gladys Ramos

    *VEC-Vaccine Engineering Center Klaus Ley/
Victor Nizet
    *Whitaker Center for Biomedical Engineering John Watson http://iem.ucsd.edu/centers/wcbe-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
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
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
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 Biotechnology and Biomedicine  William Gerwick https://scripps.ucsd.edu/cmbb
Geosciences Research Division  Lihini Aluwuhare https://scripps.ucsd.edu/grd
Integrative Oceanography Division  Michael Landry 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://ucsdcommunityhealth.org/
Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior Anirvan Ghosh/
William Mobley
CIHED – Center for Investigations of Health and Education Disparities Antonio DeMaio/ 
Ross Frank
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  Richard Kolodner  http://www.ludwigcancerresearch.org/location/san-diego-branch
Scripps Institution of Oceanography  
CCE-LTER - California Current Ecosystem-Long Term Ecological Research  Mark Ohman http://cce.lternet.edu/
CalCOFI - California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigation   Brice Semmens http://www.calcofi.org 
CNAP - California Nevada Applications Program Daniel Cayan http://cnap.ucsd.edu 
CAICE - Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment  Kimberly Prather http://caice.ucsd.edu 
CCCIA - Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation   Mark Merrifield https://scripps.ucsd.edu/centers/adaptation/
CMBC - Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation  Stuart Sandin https://scripps.ucsd.edu/centers/cmbc/
CW3E - Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes  F. Marty Ralph http://cw3e.ucsd.edu/
Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems and Climate  Bruce Cornuelle https://scripps.ucsd.edu/cimec
SCMA - Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology  John Hildebrand/ Thomas Levy http://scma.ucsd.edu/
SCOHH - Scripps Center for Oceans & Human Health Bradley Moore http://scripps.ucsd.edu/scohh/news
Arts & Humanities  
CHS - Center for Hellenic Studies Denise Demetriou http://helleniccenter.ucsd.edu/
IPE - Institute for Practical Ethics Craig Callender/ John Evans http://ipe.ucsd.edu/
CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems Olivia Graeve http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/resilientmaterials/
CENI - Center for Engineered Natural Intelligence  Gabriel Silvia http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/ceni/faculty.shtml
CEER - Center for Extreme Events Research J.C. Chen http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/ceer/
CHO Systems Biology Center Bernhard Palsson http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/cho/index.shtml
Center for Microbiome Innovation Rob Knight http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/microbiome/
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/
Contextual Robotics Institute Henrik Christensen http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/contextualrobotics/
CVC - Center for Visual Computing Ravi Ramamoorthi http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/visualcomputing/
CWS - Center for Wearable Sensors Joseph Wang/ Patrick Mercier http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/wearablesensors/
Deep Decarbonization Initiative David Victor/  George Tynan http://deepdecarbon.ucsd.edu/
ITA - Information Theory and Applications Center   http://ita.ucsd.edu/
IGE - Institute for the Global Entrepreneur        - Dele Von Liebig Center                               - Gordon Center Sujit Dey http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/ige/index.sfe
SPE - Sustainable Power and Energy Center Shirley Meng http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/sustainablepower/
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/
Physical Sciences    
CAMSEE - The Center for Advancing Multidisciplinary Scholarship for Excellence in Education

Jeffrey Remmel/ 
Gabriele Wienhasen

Center for NMR Spectroscopy and Imaging of Proteins  Stanley J. Opella http://nmrresource.ucsd.edu/
CCoM - Center for Computational Mathematics Randolph Bank/
Phillip Gill/
Michael Holst
IPAPS - Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences Brian Maple
CIMS - Center for Interface & Materials Science Brian Maple  
CAICE - Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment Kim Prather http://caice.ucsd.edu
Social Sciences    
AAASRC - African and African-American Studies Research Center Bennetta Jules-Rosette https://www.facebook.com/AAASRC
BCSSPD - Bioregional Center for Sustainability Science, Planning and Design Keith Pezzoli http://bioregionalcenter.ucsd.edu/
CCW - Center for Community Well-being Michael Cole/
Hugh Mehan
CGMH - Center for Global Mental Health

Janis Jekins

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 Mark Jacobsen http://econweb.ucsd.edu/cee/
CRG STEMM - Center for Research on Gender in STEMM Mary Blair-Loy http://crg-stemm.ucsd.edu/
**SCMA - Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology

John Hildebrand/
Thomas Levy


* Centers within ORUs

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