The TEAM Molecular and BioInnovation Lab (MPBIL) located in 2240 Academic Surge provides a space for students, faculty and community members alike to work with biology. The laboratory is the go-to facility at UC Davis for undergraduates interested in pursing independent research projects, entrepreneurial endeavors, and take innovative research based classes themed in biology, engineering, art and design.

A comprehensive list of MPBIL equipment can be found here.

Microbial and Mammalian Cell Line Prototyping and Propagation – TEAM can help you design, build and test DNA-encoded devices in BSL-1 organisms. We can develop an assembly strategy to most efficiently construct your DNA-encoded constructs. Then we can help plan out the appropriate experiments to test your newly built DNA constructs. Or we can do the building and testing for you.
Protein Expression and Preparative Purification – TEAM can perform protein expression and preparative purifications up to 10L. We can work with you to appropriately plan and express a wide variety of proteins in a wide range of bacterial and mammalian hosts. To find out more, please follow the protein expression link.
Instructional Activities/Special Events – The MPBIL space can be used by any group or individual from campus to develop new hands-on courses or other special activities involving molecular or living things. Follow the link for examples of the types of activities we can host and more information.

Don’t see something you might need? Feel free to ask!  We’ll work with you to see if we can make it happen.
Contact Andrew Yao, for more information about services or related inquiries.

Services and recharge rates vary depending on level of support required.*

*Service levels include: Unsupervised use of equipment (training and certification required); supervised use; contract (work performed entirely by TEAM personnel)