Faculty laboratories and offices are housed in a modern 20,000 square feet building designed specifically to meet the research needs of the investigators. Common resources include tissue culture facilities, a stable isotope facility, a sperm function laboratory, molecular biology facilities, morphology facilities (including electron and confocal microscopy, and a PALM micro-dissection system), an animal surgical suite, and vivarium and all other instrumentation for state of the art endocrine and metabolic research.

A Clinical Research Center is available for clinical research in older children and adults. A Perinatal Clinical Research Center for research in mothers and infants also is available.

Center of Excellence in Men’s Health

– The Multi-disciplinary Center with a faculty of basic scientists, pharmacologists, clinical investigators, psychologists, nutritionists, and biostatistician from Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology

– Grant support from national and international governmental agencies, non-governmental foundations and industry

– Basic research on germ cell regulation, genetics of male infertility, pharmacologic interference of spermatogenesis, nitric oxide and penile disorders, mechanisms of reproductive aging, and animal models of genetic diseases

– Cutting edge technology: microarray analysis, yeast hybrid systems, confocal microscopy, molecular genetics, stable isotope measurement by high resolution mass spectroscopy, high resolution brain, prostate, and bone imaging, etc

– Clinical research on androgen metabolism, androgen replacement in hypogonadal men, and androgen deficient older men, male contraceptive development studies, effects of environmental, pharmaceutical and chemical toxicants on sperm production and function in men, brain structure and function studies in patients with sex chromosome disorders, and androgen effects on Alzheimer’s Disease and multiple sclerosis.

a) The UCLA World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center in Human Reproduction is located in the Martin Research Building and provides support for Contraceptive Development. Collaborating Centers participate in multi-center trials and basic approaches to male contraception. Dr. Wang serves as the Chair of the Male Task Force of the World Health Organization effort on male contraception.
Ronald S. Swerdloff, M.D., P.I.

b) The Harbor-UCLA Mellon Foundation Reproductive Biology Center provides support for young investigators, trainees, twinning grants with investigators in developing countries, and pilot studies intended to enhance the development of new approaches to male contraception and reproductive health.
Ronald S. Swerdloff, M.D., P.I

c) NIH, NICHD Contraceptive Clinical Trials Center at Harbor-UCLA is one of two NIH supported Centers of Excellence to identify and test new candidates for male contraception.
Ronald S. Swerdloff, M.D., P.I.

Southern California Thyroid Cancer Consortium

The Southern California Thyroid Cancer Consortium is a network of thyroid cancer centers serving the large, ethnically and socially diverse thyroid cancer population in Southern California . The consortium is comprised of major academic, public and private institutions represented by physician-investigators with a focus on thyroid cancer.