You can find information about many academic, private, and government institutions on the WWW.  Bring up your browser, choose a Search engine, and type in the name of the place.  Also, you can type in “biotech companies” and get a list.


COMMERCIAL BIOTECH FIRMS  (all kinds)
A  listing for biotech companies in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas can be found at http://www.socalbio.org/Company_Directory/Industry_Directory.htm
This website is provided by the Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBIO), a trade group of biotech/biomed companies in the area.  Not all of these companies will be using nucleic acid-based techniques.  Be sure to ask the company or lab whether it uses any nucleic acid based techniques.

Also, check the list of interesting www sites on the class website.



MORE POSSIBILITIES FOR BIOINFORMATICS

Check the SoCalBSI webpage for internship sites for our summer program.  These sites are labs that use bioinformatics to answer molecular questions.  Several of them are nucleic acid-related.
 

 
FORENSICS

There are DNA labs in the LA Police Department, the LA, San Bernardino, and Orange County Steriff's Departments.
Contact information for forensic labs can be found at the website for the California Association of Criminalistics.  The homepage URL is
http://www.cacnews.org/  and from that page there is a directory link.   You will need to determine whether or not there is a DNA lab, and may need to
request additional contact information from the first number you call.  In addition to DNA, other common terms that may get you to a DNA lab are Forensic Biology, or the term "biology".

 
PUBLIC HEALTH RELATED DIAGNOSTICS
    THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION


HOSPITAL-ASSOCIATED and COMMERCIAL  DIAGNOSTIC LABS
These labs are very busy, so they may not be able to give time, but it’s worth a try!

CEDARS-SINAI
Carol Moeller
Education Coordinator
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
310-423-0916

CITY OF HOPE
Duarte, CA
Clinical Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
http://www.cityofhope.org/cmdl/

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF LOS ANGELES
(323) 669-5619

LONG BEACH GENETICS (I’m not sure exactly what tests this lab does.  It may be forensics.)

US Labs
www.uslabs.net
949.450.0145
2601 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612




ACADEMIC AND MEDICAL RESEARCH -  there is also info about educational  sites at the SoCalBIO website.  Scroll down on this page.

Caltech, Biology, Pasadena

CEDARS SINAI RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Try for Mr. Oshiro at (310) 855-6252 

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF LOS ANGELES
Division of Medical Genetics
Start with (323) 669-2178

CITY OF HOPE, Beckman Research Institute
If you do not already know someone who is working at City of Hope, contact Dr. Tom LeBon, Graduate Education Coordinator , as a starting point.

HOUSE EAR INSTITUTE
Los Angeles

JET PROPULSION LAB (JPL)
4800 Oak Grove Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91109
Dr. Greg Nelson or Dr. Guiseppe Bertani

THE SALK INSTITUTE, LaJolla 

THE SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Office of Graduate Studies
10666 North Torrey Pines Road
LaJolla, CA 92037
(619) 554-8469

 UC Irvine
Molecular Biol. &  Biochem. Developmental Biology

UC Irvine Medical School
    Microbiol.  &  Molecular Genetics
    Biochemistry
    Developmental Biology

UCLA
    Molecular Biology Institute
    Biology
    Biochemistry in Chemistry

UCLA Medical School
    Biological Chemistry
    Microbiology and Immunology
    Oncology-Hematology

UC Riverside
    Plant Pathology
    Botany
    Biology
    Entomology
    Biochemistry
    Div. of Biomedical Sciences

 UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA

USC – University Park Campus
            Biology
            Molecular Biology
            Bacteriology

USC – School of Medicine
            Microbiology
            Pathology
            Pharmacy
            Biochemistry
            Institute for Genetic Medicine