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


Antonina Risitano, Ph.D.

Core Manager, Senior Staff Scientist



Location & Hours of Operation

Hours  Location  

8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.  

 Suite 346 & 348 PRB  

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