The KU Liver Center Tissue Bank is a human liver tissue depository and supplier for biomedical research at the University of Kansas Medical Center. This important resource was established in 2008 as a fundamental component of the University of Kansas quest for excellence in medical research. The KULCTB serves as a meeting point between basic research and medical care, building the foundation for our emphasis in hepatic translational research at the KU Liver Center.
The KULCTB serves the University of Kansas Medical Center by providing channels for the procurement, storage, distribution, and study of human liver tissue. It currently receives support from the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Kansas Hospital. Current activities and services include collecting and banking freshly-frozen tissue specimens from excess surgical material in liver transplants, resections and biopsies, processing and banking blood, serum and urine, maintaining a sample database with extensive clinical and pathological data, and coordinating patient consent. Isolated RNA, DNA and protein may also be available upon request. The KULCTB can provide a variety of tissue types including but not limited to:
Investigators are encouraged to contact the KULCTB (firstname.lastname@example.org) to assess the general options, feasibility, and availability of tissue samples. We are committed to the protection of patient confidentiality.
To ensure expedited processing of your request, all new requesters should complete the following request forms and electronically submit them to the KULCTB.
Benjamin Roberts, Research Coordinator for the KULCTB, personally handles all biospecimen requests. Each request is reviewed by the KU Liver Tissue Bank Director, Steven Weinman, M.D., Ph.D., to ensure appropriate and equitable distribution of resources.
Please submit all request forms to the KULCTB at email@example.com