The Advanced Studies Laboratories (ASL) is an exciting, first-of-its-kind strategic alliance between NASA Ames Research Center and The University of California, Santa Cruz's Silicon Valley Initiatives. ASL is creating a model research organization from this partnership between a premier Federal research agency and one of the nation's most prestigious institutions of public higher education. ASL's focus is on a managing its shared-use, open-access collaborative facility at the NASA ARC campus. This facility has a mix of laboratory and office space with equipment and services supporting research in molecular and environmental biology, life sciences and astrobiology, earth and planetary sciences, chemistry and chemical engineering, nanotechnology and materials science, and other areas. ASL actively seeks new groups to join as members ('Affiliates'). Find out more at http://asl.ucsc.edu.