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Applied Research and Laboratories


Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students (REU)

Through the National Science Foundation. Typically paid Summer Research at other universities nationally!



Stem Cell Instrumentation Foundry (SCIF)

A UC Merced laboratory research group, providing stem cell researchers access to advanced instruments, techniques and collaborators for single cell analysis.


UC Solar

UC Solar

A UC Merced-led laboratory research group, comprising participants from UC campuses in Berkeley, Santa Barbara, Davis, San Diego, Riverside, Irvine, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles!



Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI)

Faculty, researchers and students at the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI) conduct basic and applied research on these issues, using the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada as their "outdoor laboratory."


UC Water

UC Water

The UC WATER Security and Sustainability Research Initiative is focused on strategic research to build the knowledge base for better water resources management.



Citris @ UC Merced

A UC Merced research group and one of many CITRIS campuses throughout the UC System