Biomarkers Shared Resource

Overview of Services

The Biomarkers Shared Resource (BSR) is a joint resource of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) and Columbia’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center for Environmental Health. It provides a centralized, efficient, and cost-effective resource for receiving, processing, storing, inventorying and shipping human samples that are collected as part of research studies in molecular epidemiology and clinical cancer-related research. In addition, the BSR carries out biomarker profiling across multiple nucleic acid-based and protein-based assay platforms. Services provided include: (1) consultation on sample (blood, saliva, urine, breast milk) collection and processing, (2) preparation of kits for biospecimen collection, (3) processing and storage of blood components including cells and plasma, (4) isolation of DNA/RNA with quality controls; (5) maintenance of a sample inventory that tracks each vial and its contents, and (6) analysis of samples for a wide array of biomarkers using nucleic acid-based (DNA single nucleotide polymorphism [SNP] genotyping, DNA methylation profiling by pyrosequencing, and microRNA and mRNA expression) and protein-based (ELISA) assay platforms.

 

Leadership

Regina Santella, PhD | Director | 212 305-1996 | rps1@cumc.columbia.edu

Irina Gurvich, MS | Manager | 212 305-8158 | ig112@cumc.columbia.edu

Location and hours of operation

Location   Hours

 

650 West 168th St

New York, NY 10032

 

 

Monday - Friday

  8 am- 6 pm

Links and Resources

  1. https://cancer.columbia.edu/research-group/biomarkers
  2. https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/programs/niehs-center-environmental-health-northern-manhattan/integrative-health-sciences

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Regina Santella, PhD
Director
 
212 305-1996
 
rps1@cumc.columbia.edu
 
P&S16-410
 
Irina Gurvich, MS
Manager
 
212 305-8158
 
ig112@cumc.columbia.edu
 
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