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Who’s Building L.A: USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience


Michelson Hall houses the new state-of-the-art Center for Convergent Bioscience at USC and stands in the southwest quadrant of the University Park Campus, home to the science and engineering buildings, and houses 20 to 30 principal investigators with laboratories employing hundreds of researchers and students.

The four-story, 190,000 square foot research building is the future catalyst for discoveries in biological science, imaging, engineering, nanofabrication and collaborative cross-disciplinary studies. The building houses 30 labs, Class 100 and 1,000 Nanotechnology cleanrooms, imaging suites, and a large conference and classroom center on the first floor.

Michelson Hall is a world-class center of the accelerating convergence between the biosciences and engineering, conducting cutting-edge bioscience and bio-engineering research that will lead to breakthrough innovations for advancing human health.

The building organization is designed to facilitate efficient and highly flexible research spaces as well as create areas to foster collaboration and convergence across scientific disciplines. The building is organized with two research volumes to the north and south, and is unified with central “convergence” volume containing collaboration spaces and marking the building’s two entrances on the east and west facades.

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