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The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens: The Huntington’s botanical gardens cover 120 acres and showcase plants from around the world. Oak Crest researchers use the gardens as an outdoor laboratory to explore the presence of antimicrobial compounds in plants and soil in efforts to discover new therapeutic agents for the treatment of disease.

CHLA

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been named the best children’s hospital in California and among the best in the nation for clinical excellence. Oak Crest is collaborating with clinicians at CHLA to investigate the role of bacterial biofilms in middle ear infections.

UTMB

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) is collaborating with Oak Crest on fundamental and applied research aimed at HIV prevention and understanding the role of the vaginal microbiome in women’s health and sexually transmitted infections.

Scripps

The Scripps Research Institute is a Southern California partner organization in HIV prevention research.

Citrus College

A local community college, Citrus College is an key resource for our pregraduate programs, among others, providing a deep student pool of high diversity, especially underrepresented groups in the sciences

PCC

Pasadena City College (PCC) is a local community college and an Oak Crest partner for nearly 15 years. PCC is an invaluable resource for our pregraduate programs, among others, providing a deep student pool of high diversity, especially underrepresented groups in the sciences.

PBC

The Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative (PBC) is a local non-profit biotech incubator created to support the growing number of life science start-ups in the Los Angeles area. PBC collaborates with Oak Crest on the preparation of materials and equipment for use in the Amgen Biotech Experience.

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University is a major collaborator on the NIH IPCP grant for HIV prevention.

UCLA

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a major collaborator on the NIH IPCP grant for HIV prevention.

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a long-time collaborator in HIV prevention research, including the NIH IPCP grant.

Caltech

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a long-term local partner. Together, Oak Crest and Caltech have founded the Summer Research Connection (SRC) and are conducting collaborative research in environmental science and microbiology.

JPL

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a local collaborating institution and the lead organization on our joint NASA Icy Worlds grant.

CSU Channel Islands

Part of the California State University System, California State University, Channel Islands is the location of the Amgen Biotech Experience distribution center serving Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles County secondary schools.

Fullerton College

A local community college, Fullerton College is the Orange County distribution center for the Amgen Biotech Experience, an innovative science education program that provides teacher professional development, teaching materials, and research-grade equipment and supplies to secondary schools. Oak Crest’s Dr. Sherry Tsai is the Amgen Biotech Experience Site Director for the greater Los Angeles area, which serves more than 24,000 students annually.

Pierce College

A local community college, Pierce College is the location of the Amgen Biotech Experience distribution center serving Los Angeles County secondary schools.

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University is a partner organization in HIV prevention research.

Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai is a nonprofit academic healthcare organization serving the diverse Los Angeles community and beyond.  Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. Oak Crest is collaborating with clinicians at Cedars-Sinai to investigate how bacterial biofilms are implicated in chronic sinusitis.