QB3 researchers and staff work in four new buildings constructed with the aid of a $100 million grant from the State of California. The buildings provide research facilities for the use of QB3 faculty and, in some cases, the broader biosciences community.


Stanley Hall, completed in 2007, is a hub for multidisciplinary research and teaching involving the biological sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. The 285,000 square foot building houses administrative staff, faculty research labs, shared facilities, and the Department of Bioengineering. Stanley Hall also features classrooms, auditoria, and conference rooms.

QB3-Santa Cruz

Physical Sciences Building, completed in Spring 2006, is designed to foster interaction among researchers exploring human and environmental health. Completed in part with support from the Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering (CBSE) and QB3, this five-story building has 132,000 square feet for laboratories and classrooms in chemistry, environmental toxicology, and biomolecular engineering. It features state-of-the-art lab, classroom, and support facilities to serve a diverse group of scientists.

QB3 also occupies 6000 square feet in the Engineering 2 Building (E2), which hosts teaching, research, and office space along with an interactive learning center.


Located at UCSF Mission Bay, Byers Hall opened its doors in February 2005. It has approximately 96,000 square feet on five floors. Most of that space is used for computational biology, but the facility also includes MRI, combinatorial chemistry, and electron microscopy labs. Byers Hall also hosts the QB3 Innolab.