Life Science comes alive in La Jolla! La Jolla is home to the J. Craig Venter Institute where recently they hosted their Genome Gala. The evening showcased the many projects and celebrated the advances in genomics with the community, research and industry leaders. With more than 250 scientists and staff, more than 250,000 square feet of laboratory space, and locations in Rockville, Maryland and La Jolla, the JCVI is a world leader in genomic research.