Core Services

CFAR core facilities provide access to crucial equipment and services



Developmental grants are available to full CFAR members and faculty at our member institutions.





If you conduct HIV research outside the U.S. - or would like to do so - we are here to help.




CFAR Core facilities provide access to equipment and services that are impractical or impossible to maintain in individual laboratories.


The San Diego Center for AIDS Research (SD CFAR) comprises eight service areas or cores. Each core serves a unique purpose within the Center and within the HIV/AIDS research community.


Six of our cores offer services to HIV researchers and other clinicians and scientists at competitive pricing, and many services are offered at no charge.


Finally, our Administrative Core does all the behind-the-scenes work to plan seminars, manage grants, and assist the other cores.

Genomics and Sequencing

Expertise in genomics and sequence analysis and develops new services in these fields at the request of core users. - Learn More



Clinical Investigation

The clinical investigation and biostatics core provides the expertise and resources necessary multiple types of researchers. - Learn More


Translational Virology

The TV Core provides a range of assays and basic science techniques to answer clinically relevant questions. - Learn More


Health Equity Sociobehavioral Science

The Health Equity Sociobehavioral Science Core of the UC San Diego Center for AIDS Research is all about inclusion. - Learn More




Biostatistics and Modeling

The BAM Core provides analytical expertise and aims to establish and foster long-term collaborations between clinical, basic and behavioral researchers and biostatisticians. - Learn more

Flow Cytometry

The Flow Cytometry Research Core facility provides a centralized resource for technical expertise and major equipment. - Learn More