Translational Research Core

The Translational Research Core (TRC) has been established to help clinical researchers develop and utilize laboratory correlates in their research. The TRC can assist clinical researchers with:

  • Protocol Startup
    • Identifying relevant laboratory correlates and collaborative labs
    • Development of standard operating procedures, instructions, and flow diagrams
    • Development of budgets
    • Project logistics
  • Sample Management
    • Sample retrieval and logging for storage
    • Sample preparation for analysis
      • PBMC/plasma isolation
      • DNA/RNA isolation
      • Protein isolation
    • Shipping
  • Laboratory Analysis
    • ELISAs
    • Flow cytometry
    • Western blot
    • PCR
    • Comet assays
    • Unique assay development
  • Data management
    • Data analysis and entry into preferred database
  • Sample Storage
    • Short term ambient, freezer, and liquid nitrogen options
    • Coordination of long term sample storage with SSF or Indiana Biobank