The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences at UC Berkeley is home to world-class scientists and engineers who make fundamental discoveries and create new technologies and therapeutics at the interface of the physical and biological sciences.

QB3-Berkeley researchers have made many important contributions to the biomedical sciences and developed transformational technologies that fuel the bioeconomy. QB3-Berkeley faculty affiliate discoveries include the creation of:

  • CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing
  • Copper-free bioorthogonal “click” chemistry
  • Microbes that synthesize antimalarial medications

Explore QB3-Berkeley’s programs, facilities, and entrepreneurial footprint below.

QB3-Berkeley Director Sanjay Kumar and PhD student Anna Weldy in Stanley Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Photo: Justin Wang.



QB3-Berkeley’s home, Stanley Hall, is a 285,000-square-foot building located at the East Gate of campus.

Stanley Hall features:

  • 38 faculty labs
  • Two auditoriums and classrooms
  • Nine core research facilities that offer services in biochemistry and structural biology; cellular/materials analysis and microfabrication; genomics; and mass spectrometry


The Garage at QB3-Berkeley offers 800 square feet of incubator lab space in Stanley Hall.

Companies that were born from faculty and Garage@QB3-Berkeley include:

  • Caribou
  • CinderBio
  • GenEdit
  • Nodexus
  • YourChoice
  • Zephyrus/Biotechne

About QB3 and the Institutes for Science and Innovation

QB3-Berkeley is part of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), a tri-campus research institute which is one of four Governor Gray Davis Institutes for Science and Innovation (ISI). The ISIs were established in 2000 to ensure the future of the California economy by promoting research and innovation. QB3 is a cooperative effort between the state of California, private industry, venture capital, and the University of California campuses at Berkeley, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz.

QB3-Berkeley Advisory Council

On the UC Berkeley campus, QB3-Berkeley’s Advisory Council provides leadership, consensus, and advice on the institute’s facilities, research, and programming efforts. The Advisory Council is composed of faculty affiliates who each serve a three-year term. The current Advisory Council members are: