Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic

UCI Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic brings the enormous power of cutting-edge optics and biophotonics technologies together with pioneers from diverse backgrounds to radically change healthcare. Novel technologies developed at the institute strengthen UCI’s impact on the local healthcare economy, while accelerating scientific advances across the globe. We are poised to lead the next revolution in medicine.

Gabby Comfort
Director of Development

Funding Priorities

Biomedical Research Fund for New Optics and Photonics Technologies

Your support will help institute researchers discover solutions to real-world medical problems in areas such as airway disorders, burns and wounds, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, exercise medicine, neurologic injury and disease, oral health, skin disease, trauma and critical care and vascular malformations. You may direct research funds to a faculty member or a research program.

Seed FundING Innovative, Accessible Methods and Devices

Your contribution to seed funding will enable institute teams to respond quickly and creatively to groundbreaking discoveries while exploring innovative, new directions in their collaborative work and developing emerging technologies. 

Graduate Fellowship Fund TO EDUCATE the Next Generation

Many of the leaders and bright minds working in academic labs and companies around the world have trained at the institute. Your support for graduate fellowships will allow the institute to recruit top students and provide them with the resources they need to succeed in UCI’s challenging graduate programs.

Endowed Faculty Chair Fund

Your gift to establish an endowed chair will recognize an accomplished researcher and clinical champion who works collaboratively in laboratories and classrooms. The chair holder will educate and mentor future generations of industry leaders, while ensuring that the institute continues to attract world-renowned talent to complement and expand existing areas of expertise.

Director’s Excellence Fund

When you give to the Director’s Excellence Fund, you will support the most vital needs of the institute. Funding priorities include the purchase of cutting-edge laboratory equipment and much-needed facility updates that promote seamless collaboration and consistent communication between research teams.

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