David Geller, MD
Aatur D. Singhi, MD, PhD
Kate Smith

Directors: David Geller, MD, and Aatur Singhi, MD, PhD; Core Manager: Kate Smith

The Clinical Biospecimen Repository and Processing Core provides a centralized location for investigators to request liver-disease-related tissues, cells, and TMAs. Requests for specimens are made via an online request form (see below). A review committee considers each request and makes a determination regarding distribution of specimens based on project relevance and feasibility. Those investigators who would like to request tissues must have up-to-date IACUC, IRB, and/or CITI certification and must be able to provide proof of certification.

The core is able to provide:

Human Serum/Frozen Tissue & Paraffin Embedded Tissue Slides Available upon approval of committee

Click here for examples

Histology Services
 – H&E (Process & embed)
 – Recut H&E
 – Unstained blanks
 – Tunel Assay
 – Special Stains (Grocott, PAS, Gram, AFB, FiteM/N, etc.)
 – Immunoperoxidase (antibody provided-routinely run stain)
 – Double IHC stain
 – In situ hybridization
 – PD-L1 Antibody
Miscellaneous Services:
 – Digital slide scanning
 – Pathologist interpretation
 – Mouse blood analysis
 – Tissue Microarray access/creation


Click here for the CBRPC Form. Send completed request forms and all attachments to Kate Smith (kms386@pitt.edu)