Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Comprehensive Transplant Center

Biorepository Core

Mission

To collect, process and store well-characterized biospecimens from solid organ and stem cell transplant patients for scientific studies and provide investigators with high quality and well-annotated biosamples for biomarker discovery and validation.

Services

The Transplant Biorepository Core provides the following services to the investigators of the CTC as well as other investigators:

The Biorepository software has a direct feed into the Northwestern University Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) so that it is linked to clinical data. This allows investigators working under IRB-approved protocols to query for specimen availability based on relevant clinical factors from the EMR. In addition, it is linked to the Aperio digital pathology platform at NUCTC that enables pathologists in an efficient integrated clinical workflow to read immunohistochemistry (IHC) slides on a computer monitor, perform quantitative image analysis, and generate professional reports.

Starting a Project

To discuss starting a project using the Biorepository Core of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, please contact:


Jinwen Ding, MD, PhD
312-503-0129
Leigh Anne Mixon
312-695-3555

Jinwen Ding, MD, PhD
Manager, Clinical Research Lab and Biorepository

Biorepository Core Brochure

To read additional information about this core download the brochure.