The Stanford Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery's Human Biorepository Tissue Bank directs and maintains an extensive collection of 5,000 human cardiothoracic tissue samples obtained from consented patients. The purpose of our tissue bank is to create a comprehensive biorepository resource and have it available for approved studies to advance cardiovascular and pulmonary disease research and discoveries. We have collaborated with more than 30 collaborators and Stanford labs. Our goal is to promote research by providing cardiothoracic tissue samples to researchers and scientists across Stanford Medicine.
|BioBank tissue used for research
||Publications, Research, Awards, and Grants|
|LV muscle apical core from Heart transplant recipient|
|Left Atrium from Donor’s heart||Currently applying for grant as collaborator under possible international collaborative work project|
|RV, LV, and septal wall from heart transplantation recipients
(1) NIH/NHLBI 1R01HL158868- 01: Understanding and targeting molecular as well as structural events governing right ventricular adaptation, failure and recovery in pulmonary hypertension using repurposed drugs. PI: Edda Spiekerkoetter
(2) AHA postdoctoral fellowship: Characterizing and Improving the Microvascular-Cardiomyocyte Interphase in Pressure-Overloaded Right Heart Failure. PI: Kenzo Ichimura
Publications pending, 2022
|RV, Septum and LV tissue from patients with pulmonary hypertension harvested at time of Heart-Lung Transplantation.
RV, Septum and LV tissue from patients at time of heart transplantation with normal RV on echo as controls.
R01HL158868-01 (PI: Spiekerkoetter) 7/1/2021 – 6/20/2025 NIH-NHLBI Understanding and targeting molecular as well as structural events governing right ventricular adaptation, failure and recovery in pulmonary hypertension using repurposed drugs
Postdoctoral Award - Nr 903768 (PI:Ichimura) - 1/1/2022 – 12/31/2023
American Heart Association
|LV Tissue||Publications pending|
|Lung transplant tissue||Publications pending, 2022|