Proximity to Stanford Resources

Lokey building location on the Stanford University School of Medicine Campus
Figure 1 — The Lokey Stem Cell (SIM1) Building location on the Stanford University School of Medicine Campus (click to enlarge image »)
Lokey building location on the Stanford University School of Medicine Campus
Figure 2 — Lokey Stem Cell (SIM1) Building in relation to Stanford Campus (click to enlarge image »)

The new building will consolidate the central components of the stem cell program at Stanford in one facility located strategically at the heart of the medical school campus. This will give the stem cell program the opportunity to leverage the best that the institution provides in the way of support, establishment of scientific collaborations, and interactions with existing faculty, and access to core facilities (see Table 1 below). The building is located within a five-minute walk of 95% of the SoM facilities (Figure 1).

The SoM campus itself is located within easy walking distance to the School of Engineering, the School of Humanities and Science, and other schools at Stanford (Figure 2). A free shuttle service connects the many different schools of the university and extends to the Stanford Linear Accelerator, with its leading research facilities and state-of-the-art imaging technologies. This allows the stem cell researchers critical access to the rest of the University community. This connectivity to the campus support system will allow Lokey Stem Cell (SIM1) to contain only the most cutting edge facilities essential to stem cell research within the building. Other necessary facilities are already available within a short distance and will not be duplicated in SIM1. This results in more science per square foot in SIM1 than would be possible without this pivotal location. It also minimizes costs as these key components will not need to be recreated inside SIM1.

Building Major Programs Core Facilities
Table 1— Summary of programs and relevant core facilities in nearby buildings


Basic Science and Translational Research

Functional Genomics Facility, High Throughput Bioscience Center, Human Immune Monitoring Center, Transgenic Mouse Research Facility

Clark Center


Center for Innovation and In-Vivo Imaging


Basic Science, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Bio-Informatics Program, Carbohydrate Microarray Laboratory, Cell Science Imaging, Developmental Biology Fly Facility, Protein and Nucleic Acid, FACS Facility


Neurobiology, Structural Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Basic Science

High Resolution Electron Microscope, Parallel Computer Cluster, High-Throughput Bioscience Center


(2009) School of Medicine Education Building, Conference Center



Neurosurgery, Neurology, 7Tesla MRI, Cyclotron-Nuclear medicine

Flow Cytometry, Lucas Center for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging


Bio-Computational Program

Visual Arts Center


Veterinary Service Center  (Located underground, directly east of SIM1)

Veterinary Service Center

Falk (3 minutes beyond Hospital)

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Medicine

Murine Cardiovascular Phenotyping Core, Cardiovascular Genomics Facility, MRI

Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

877 Bed Hospital, Includes Children and Adult Hospitals, 664 Physician Researchers, Dept. of Medicine, Genetics and Pathology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery. Bone Marrow Transplant

Proteomic and Integrative Research Facility, Clinical Research Center