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.

Current Collaborators

BioBank tissue used for research
Publications, Research, Awards, and Grants

Dr. Ioannis Karakikes

Assistant Professor (Research)

Karakikes Lab

   
   


Dr. Edda Spiekerkoetter

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

Spiekerkoetter Lab

Dr. Kenzo Ichimura

Postdoctoral Scholar, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Spiekerkoetter Lab

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
Characterizing and Improving the Microvascular-Cardiomyocyte Interphase in Pressure-Overloaded Right Heart Failure 


Dr. Joseph Woo

Chair & Norman E. Shumway Professor and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering

Stanford Advanced Therapeutics for Heart Failure Research Laboratory

LV Tissue Publications pending

Dr. Joseph Wu

Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and the Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor of Medicine and Radiology

Wu Lab

   
   

Dr. Tushar Desai

Associate Professor of Medicine; Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine and Stem Cell Institute

Lung transplant tissue Publications pending, 2022