The University of California, Davis, dedicated its new Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility on October 13, 2004. The $95 million, 225,000-square-foot building houses the UC Davis Genome Center, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging (CMGI), the School of Medicine departments of Pharmacology, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, and Endocrinology. It also houses a vivarium. CMGI, created by the BME department, is one of the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art in vivo preclinical imaging centers in the world. The close proximity of our building to the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital and School of Medicine departments opens up many possibilities for collaborative research.