Location and Contact


The San Diego CFAR Translational Virology Core is located on the UC San Diego School of Medicine campus in the Stein Clinical Research Building, Third Floor, Room 324.

The TV Core is housed in separate clinical and basic science laboratories, each outfitted with all the necessary equipment. The clinical laboratory is in Hillcrest near the AntiViral Research Center (AVRC) where clinical trials are conducted. Just 12 miles north, the basic science laboratory is located in the Stein Clinical Research Building (SCRB) on the UCSD main campus in La Jolla. The AVRC site is responsible for point-of-care assays (e.g., rapid HIV antibody testing, urine dipsticks) and clinically validated assays (e.g., viral loads), performed through CLIA-certified laboratories when needed for clinical endpoints. The SCRB site supports the basic science assays (e.g., viral quantification by ddPCR and proviral sequencing). A courier makes 1-2 trips between the AVRC and the SCRB labs daily, Monday-Friday.



Contact information

UC San Diego CFAR Translational Virology Core
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0679 
La Jolla, California 92093-0679
TEL: 858-642-1620
FAX: 858-552-7445
E-mail: Core Administrator

Additionally, some services are performed at the:
UCSD Antiviral Research Center (AVRC)
220 Dickinson St, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92103

At a Glance