Markey Biospecimen and Tissue Procurement Shared Resource Facility (BSTP SRF)
The Markey BSTP SRF collects, processes,
annotates, stores and distributes biospecimens to support translational
research in cancer and other diseases.
Markey BSTP SRF support includes obtaining IRB certification, collecting
Informed Consents or the acquisition and the processing of targeted
biospecimens in accordance with specific research protocols. Our services are
available to University of Kentucky (UK) faculty and other qualified
investigators in partnership with UK faculty.
The mission of the Markey
Biospecimen and Tissue Procurement Shared Resource Facility is:
- To collect and distribute high quality, well-annotated human tissue biospecimens for basic, clinical and translational cancer research studies in a timely and efficient fashion.
- To provide pathological expertise for evaluation of clinical specimens utilized in MCC projects and to provide specific histopathological technical
services for analysis of clinical and animal tissues (including custom
tissue microarrays, digital imaging and immunohistochemistry assays).
- To coordinate and facilitate acquisition and quality control of
biospecimens from MCC affiliate hospitals for the population-based studies in
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Michael Cibull, MD
- Use: Processing and storing biospecimens; liquid
nitrogen storage facility
- Data from specimens and
participants are managed through caTissue Suite, a database developed by the
National Cancer Institute. Data is housed on a secure server at the
Kentucky Cancer Registry.
Surgical Pathology Laboratory
Luis Samayoa, MD
Histology/Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Laboratory
Michael Cibull, MD
Digital Imaging Analysis Facility, Sanders Brown
Center on Aging
MD, PhD; Janna Neltner, MD; and Garretson Epperly
Immunomolecular Pathology (IMP)