Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


Facilities and Services

The Institute is organized around a 10,000 sq.ft. suite of Instrumentation Facilities at Noel T. Keen Hall that serve as a centralized, shared-use resource for faculty, staff and students. The Core Facilities and staff offer advanced tools in bioinformatics, microscopy and imaging, proteomics and genomics and provide a focal point for broad-based cutting-edge biological research. These facilities are housed within the same building, providing researchers with the ability to access diverse technologies and expertise at one location.


Noel T. Keen Hall

Noel T. Keen Hall
(north wing of Batchelor Hall)

A Ph.D.-level Director of IIGB Central Facilities and active researcher provides overall management and coordination of all core facilities, with an emphasis on the Genomics Core. In addition, each core facility is spearheaded by a Ph.D.-level Academic Coordinator, who participates in the research of many principal investigators and conducts training workshops and seminars on a regular basis. Together, the management and staff at the core facilities investigate and encourage interdisciplinary research and training opportunities.

Glenn Hicks
Glenn Hicks
Director of IIGB Central Facilities

More information about each of the Core Facilities can be found below:

Before Using the Instrumentation Facilities

The instruments at the core facilities are vital to the research of many labs on campus as well as users off-campus.  Please carefully read Facilities Regulations prior to using equipment in Noel Keen Hall.


Anyone interested in an informative tour of any or all of the facilities is welcome to contact genomics@ucr.edu to arrange a time for a walk-through and discussion of what is available. If you are coordinating a group tour, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Indicate the size of your group as well as the level of scientific expertise (students, non-scientists, scientists) when making your request. In this way, tours can be targeted to the audience's level of interest.
  • Groups are limited to five or less with the exception of student groups. The Microscopy rooms, in particular, are small and it is difficult to view images and presentations in larger numbers.
  • In order to ensure the appropriate personnel are available to conduct the tours, please provide at least one week's advance notice, if possible.

Access and Hours

Keen Hall's instrumentation facilities are available during the day (8am-5pm) to campus researchers and students.  If you are a UCR researcher and would like after-hour access, please download and complete the IIGB Genomic Building and Noel Keen Hall Fob Authorization Form, obtain the necessary approvals, and return to Genomics, Room 1206.

IIGB Meeting Rooms

Requests for use of the following IIGB meeting rooms can be made online at the campus Facilities Reservation System:

  • Genomics Building Auditorium 1102A (capacity 100)
    The Genomics Auditorium is a fully equipped multimedia room with lecture-type seating, a ceiling-mounted LCD projector, large screen, fixed tables, a touch-panel lectern control system, and audience laptop outlets and microphones.
  • Genomics Building Boardroom 1101 (capacity 12)
    The Genomics Building Boardroom is a small executive-style conference room equipped with a 65" LCD Flat Panel display and videoconferencing capability. This room is restricted to IIGB-related activities.
  • Keen Hall Conference Room 2018 (capacity 15)
    The conference room in Keen Hall is equipped with a long table and chairs, an LCD projector, retractable screen and dedicated PC. This room is restricted to CNAS-related activities.

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Genomics Information

Institute of Integrative Genome Biology
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
E-mail: Aurelia Espinoza, Managing Director