Interested in joining the group?
Undergraduates: I welcome both UC Berkeley undergraduates and undergraduates from other colleges and university into my laboratory. Undergraduates in my lab have been co-authors on several of our papers. Cal students can receive credit for undergraduate research in my laboratory (i.e. MCB 99, MCB 199, or Chem 196) and can get a modest stipend for summer research. Undergraduates from schools besides UC-Berkeley are encouraged to apply to the Berkeley Lab SULI program. Find more information here. In all cases, please email me to express your interest and include your CV.
Graduate Students: I welcome UC Berkeley graduate students or visiting graduate students into my laboratory. Please email me to express your interest and include your CV.
Postdoctoral Fellows: I am interested in recruiting postdocs with a range of backgrounds. To inquire about a postdoc position, please email with your CV, a statement of your interest in the lab, and the names of 3 references.
Interested in our strains?
We are happy to share plasmids and strains with other academic and government research groups. However, because we are at a DoE User Facility for Nanoscience, a user proposal requesting the materials and an MTA must be completed before the materials can be sent. You can find more information about a ‘sample only’ user proposal here. Please email me with your request and I will guide you through the process.
Interested in visiting us
Directions from UC-Berkeley Campus: The best way to get here is to take the Orange Route of the LBL Shuttle bus to to Bldg. 62. There are a variety of shuttle stops (see the map here), perhaps the easiest to access is the East Gate bus stop. You will need to show the driver your UC Berkeley ID and tell him/her that you’re coming to Bldg 67 to board the bus. The Foundry (Bldg. 67) is just a few minutes walk from the bus stop at 62. Ask the bus driver to point you in the right direction. Our labs and offices are located on that entrance floor (the 5th).
Public transit directions from the San Francisco Bay Area: The best way to get to LBL via public transit is to take BART to the Downtown Berkeley BART stop. From BART you can then pick up the Orange Route of the LBL Shuttle bus at the bus stop on the east side of Shattuck St. near Addison St (see the map here). You will need to show the bus driver your bus pass (which you should have received by email) to board the bus. Take the Orange route to Bldg. 62. The Foundry (Bldg. 67; C6 on map here) is just a few minutes walk from the bus stop at 62. Ask the bus driver to point you in the right direction. Our labs and offices are located on the 5th floor.
Driving directions from the San Francisco Bay Area: The best way to get directions is to just Google map directions to the Molecular Foundry.The LBL entrance nearest to the Foundry is the Strawberry Canyon Gate Entrance, so I recommend you take that route.
When you get to Strawberry Gate just pull over to the right. Give the gate attendant your name and show him/her your photo ID, and s/he will issue you a parking pass. Turn left once you enter the gate and park along the main road wherever you can. The Foundry entrance (C6 on map here) is located along the main road; our labs and offices are located on that entrance floor (the 5th).
Dr. Caroline M. Ajo-Franklin
Bldg. 67 Rm 5115
Berkeley, CA 94720
cajo-franklin at lbl dot gov
office phone: (510) 486. 4299
fax: (510) 495. 2346
Bldg. 67, 5th Floor
Phone: (510) 486. 6907
One Cyclotron Rd.
Bldg. 67, Rm. 5201
Berkeley, CA 94720
One Cyclotron Rd., Mail Stop 67R5110
Berkeley, CA 94720