VUMC High Throughput Biomarker Core

Overview of Services

The purpose of the VUMC High-Throughput Biomarker Core Facility is to study proteins and gene expression from large numbers of samples. The lab has already examined over 50,000 individuals from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), Framingham Heart Study (FHS), and other cohorts, clinical, and smaller biomarker studies. The core has established protocols and quality control required for sample shipment, coding, storing, processing, reproducibility, and working with a large number of protein and RNA samples in an efficient, reproducible, and high throughput manner. In addition, utilizing the Biomark (Fluidigm) system, the core is performing proteomic studies using the highly reproducible Olink proteomic panels. The lab is an official Olink certified center. Services include miRNA and Gene Expression Profiling and High-Throughput Proteomics.


Kahraman Tanriverdi, Ph.D. 
Core Director. Research Professor of Medicine 

Jane Freedman, MD
Core Associate Director, Professor of Medicine

Ravi Shah, MD
Core Associate Director, Bioinformatics and Study Design, Associate Professor of Medicine

Antonina Risitano, Ph.D.
Core Manager, Senior Basic Scientist

Location & Hours of Operation

Hours  Location  

8:00 am to 4:00 pm    

2215 Garland Avenue
1255 Light Hall
Nashville, TN 37232

Links and Resources


Billing Number Activation

 VUMC Investigators with VUMC center numbers:
  All VUMC billing numbers are activated in iLab via a nightly feed from Workday. Grant Worktags are auto-assigned to the PI's lab group. All other funds (Cost Centers, Gift or Program Worktags) must be claimed within the PI's Lab Group.
 VU Investigators with VU CoA or POET numbers:
  VU users will manage the VU billing numbers via the webform on the VUMC Office of Research website
 Vanderbilt Investigators with VA (Veteran Affairs) funding: 
  Contact the VUMC Office of Research at to request access to your VA funding.  All investigators with VA funding are assigned a VA billing number (999999xxxx). The VUMC Office of Research manages VA billing numbers in coordination with the VA Research Administration.