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Pediatric Translational Biospecimen Laboratory

Facilitating Pediatric Research

CentrifugeResearchers in the Department of Pediatrics have secured significant funding for clinical and translational research over the last few years. With an expanding interest by the NIH and other funding sources in translational medicine research, there exists a significant need to appropriately process, store and track clinical biospecimens to be used for research purposes.

In order to facilitate these highly competitive, state-of-the-art projects, Drs. Gloria Pryhuber, M.D. and Tom Mariani, Ph.D. have established the "Pediatric Translational Biospecimen Laboratory" to support investigators and their collaborators with clinical sample processing and storage. This laboratory currently supports multiple NIH-funded projects within the Divisions of Neonatology, Pulmonology and Infectious Disease.

Facilities include:

  • Level 2 biosafety cabinets for handling of human samples, cell/tissue culture capabilities
  • Centrifuges and small equipment for sample processing
  • Storage space, long-term (ultra-low freezer and liquid nitrogen)
  • Laboratory data management systems for sample tracking and inventory
  • On-site location: Room 4-4100


Questions regarding how this laboratory may facilitate or support your research studies can be directed to  Thomas Mariani, Ph.D. or Gloria S. Pryhuber, M.D..