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