Research Facilities

The University of Florida is a land-grant university made up of 20 colleges and schools. UF is one of two state universities that include a College of Medicine and it is the only State University System (SUS) institution with a Clinical Research Center (UF CRC). The Health Science Center consists of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy and Health Professions. Over 2,000 full-time clinical and basic science faculty and almost 5,000 students are located within the approximately 3.2 million sq. ft. Health Science Center.

UF Health Shands Teaching Hospital

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital has been recognized among the nation’s best hospitals in six adult medical specialties. Overall, UF Health Shands Hospital was recognized as one of the best hospitals in Florida.


Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Hospital

The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville is a tertiary care facility that is also an active teaching hospital, with an extensive array of specialty services. The Hospital combines a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology that is enhanced and supported through education and research.

UF Health Shands Cancer Center

The UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital supports the academic medical services offered by Shands and UF. The hospital houses 192 private inpatient beds for a variety of patients, including those receiving diagnostic and therapeutic oncology services.

 uf cancer hospital

McKnight Brain Institute

The Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute is a 215,116 sq. ft. that serves as the headquarters for campus-wide brain and spinal cord-related research.It also houses the Surgical Research and Training Laboratory.

UF Genetics Institute

The UF Genetics Institute (UFGI) strives to facilitate collaboration among investigators working in diverse taxonomic systems. The UFGI aims to enhance the ability of UF researchers to compete for multidisciplinary research grants in the areas genetics and genomics.

Cancer and Genetics Building

UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona

Located in Orlando Florida’s Lake Nona Medical City, the UF Research and Academic Center was founded to serve as a bridge between research, education, and community service programs of the university’s other campuses with partnering organizations in central Florida.

UF at Lake Nona

The division collaborates extensively with the following:


The University of Florida Clinical Research Center (CRC) features an outpatient research facility with examination rooms, outpatient rooms, and procedure rooms. The CRC offers nursing services, laboratory services, and a pharmacy.

Powell Gene Therapy Center

The Powell Gene Therapy Center (PGTC) at the University of Florida has been instrumental in the development of newer, safer agents for the delivery of therapeutic genes to patients with diseases, such as cystic fibrosis (CF) and alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency (AAT-D).

Academic Research Building

Center for Orphaned Autoimmune Disorders (COAD)

This multidisciplinary center provides diagnoses and management strategies as well as clinical research protocols. Clinical, translational, and basic science research is ongoing; the goal is to develop improved diagnostic tools and therapies by understanding disease etiopathogenesis.

Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research

The ICBR has a rich history of enabling life science researchers by allowing scientists to focus on their research without the burden of developing and maintaining the infrastructure and expertise to support ever-changing technologies.

Cancer and Genetics Building

Molecular Pathology Core Services

MPC is a comprehensive histology and microscopy facility for paraffin and frozen blocks and for all aspects of specimen collection, preparation, fixation, processing, staining, and analysis.


Center for Macromolecular Science &Engineering

The Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering promotes interdisciplinary collaboration in our polymer science and engineering program at the University of Florida and serves as a conduit between industry, government and UF.