UMMS Central Biorepository

Overview of Services

The centralized biorepository is an enterprise resource fostering collaboration among UMMS investigators by providing access to biospecimens annotated with research and clinical data. For researchers collecting human specimens, the CBR offers support services including processing and secure storage. Operating as a core recharge unit, the CBR offers:

  • Access to tens of thousands of biospecimens annotated with clinical and research data
  • Secure, monitored storage in our CAP-accredited, LIMS-managed laboratories
  • Automated, laboratory processing of your biospecimens under standardized and validated protocols
  • Logistics and controlled distribution of your biospecimens
  • Regulatory submission preparation

Leadership

Vici Blanc
CBR Director
Phone: 734 763 6423
Email: vmb@med.umich.edu

Joe Paulauskis
CBR Associate Director
Phone: 734 660 3249
Email: jpaulaus@med.umich.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

CBR 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

HITS  8:00 am to 6:00 pm

2800 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, MI 48109

1600 Huron Parkway Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Links and Resources

  1. CBR
  2. HITS
  3. iLab Solutions

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Zack Klug
CBR Business Manager
 
734 647 8809
 
zackklug@med.umich.edu
 
NCRC Bldg 36
 
Matt Dool
Molecular Lab Lead
 
734 647 6285
 
mattdool@med.umich.edu
 
NCRC Bldg 36
 
Scott Launius
Biospecimen Storage Lead
 
734 647 6285
 
slaunius@med.umich.edu
 
NCRC Bldg 36
 
Gail Osawa
User
 
734 647 6285
 
gosawa@med.umich.edu
 
NCRC Bldg 36
 
Michael Grant
User
 
734 647 6285
 
grantmi@med.umich.edu
 
NCRC Bldg 36
 
Jessica Schultz
User
 
734 647 6285
 
brantlej@med.umich.edu
 
NCRC Bldg 36
 
Amy Yamasaki
HITS Support
 
734 418 7104
 
amyyama@med.umich.edu
 
NCRC Bldg 36
 
Tony Markel
HITS Support
 
734 223 6625
 
tmarkel@med.umich.edu
 
NCRC Bldg 36
 
Ryan Echlin
HITS / Product Manager
 

 
rechlin@med.umich.edu
 
NCRC Bldg 36
 

Services

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