SF BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) is a project funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded Workforce program. SF BUILD is led by San Francisco State University in partnership with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

SF BUILD Scholar Program - APPLY NOW!



 SF BUILD gives San Francisco State University students interested in biomedical research the opportunity to become SF BUILD scholars. We believe that everyone "brings something to the table" from their personal experiences that can be used to benefit and strengthen our communities. In partnership with UC San Francisco, SF BUILD scholars investigate biomedical research questions that are of interest to them and relevant to local communities.  

Through a variety of activities, SF BUILD scholars receive support to integrate personal strengths, develop strong research skills, and pursue academic and professional goals. Applications are open until March 19, 2021. Apply now below!

Collage of SF BUILD scholars




COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Webinar
On February 5, 2021, SF BUILD presented their COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Webinar via Zoom. Watch the video to hear the discussion about the COVID-19 vaccines—addressing accessibility to underserved communities, mRNA vaccine safety, community concerns, and more. The panel was followed by a Q&A from the audience.


Our Mission



To enhance diversity of the biomedical research workforce by transforming the teaching and research environments at SF State. We create engaging and supportive spaces where students and faculty can safely represent different backgrounds and perspectives. Additionally, in partnership with UCSF, students and faculty receive training and mentoring to make significant contributions to biomedical research by asking innovative questions that are relevant to local communities.







Remembering Shane Colombo,

beloved member of the SF BUILD community.



Read In Memorium: Shane Colombo