About Us

Mission Statement

The Mission of the CCB is to

  • Foster innovative research that reveals the mechanisms, general principles, and applications of biological rhythms in diverse organisms.
  • Provide support for investigators to incorporate the study of daily rhythmicity into their biological studies, particularly as it relates to behavior, physiology and medicine.
  • Form alliances among scientists working in basic and clinical aspects of circadian biology.
  • Mentor undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students in cross-disciplinary approaches through circadian biology research.
  • Produce and disseminate materials for education and scientific advocacy on circadian biology, a topic of intrinsic interest and broad societal relevance.


The CCB administrative suite includes a conference room and two administrative offices. We are located in the Applied Physics & Math building (AP&M) 2nd floor North annex.

Conference room, AP&M 2840

Our beautifully appointed conference room is outfitted with a state-of-the-art Smart Board, with a laptop provided for your presentations. It includes an interactive whiteboard system which allows you to create, organize and save notes, drawings and screen captures. It has a very large conference table and seating for 24. For availability, please see our CCB Conference Room Calendar. For reservations, please contact Pattie Stoughton at patties@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-4409.


The CCB offers administrative support to improve the effectiveness of circadian biology research programs and to facilitate multi-investigator interactions. Some of the key services are listed below:

  • CCB provides support for submitting applications for and administering grants such as those that cross departmental borders, involve multiple investigators, or provide fellowship support for jointly-sponsored students and postdocs.
  • CCB can serve as a university affiliation for research personnel, such as sabbatical visitors, who are not on the university payroll.
  • CCB staff will help in identifying sources and opportunities that are available to fund research projects, and investigating and interpreting the submission instructions to insure a solid application.
  • CCB provides assistance with Academic and Staff Personnel actions as well as visa regulations, policies and procedures.
  • CCB staff members assist in organizing meetings, seminars, and receptions, and scheduling conference facilities.
  • CCB provides general administrative support including technical typing and assistance with figures and text for CCB-related publications.

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