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VUMC Innovative Translational Research Shared Resource (ITR)


Overview of Services


The Innovative Translational Research Shared Resource (ITR) at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center partners with oncologists, and laboratory and non-laboratory researchers, to guide, manage, and facilitate pre-clinical and clinical trial laboratory discoveries.

Our goal is to advance the translation of research into improved anti-cancer therapies.


Custom projects accepted!

Our broad experience in cancer clinical trials, genomics, biochemistry, and cell biology allows us to pursue your unique research project. We leverage ITR resources, other Vanderbilt Shared Resources, other academic institutions, and/or companies to achieve your goals.


Specific ITR Laboratory Services

The ITR is fully equipped for DNA and RNA isolation from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues, sample storage, molecular genetics and biochemistry laboratory experimentation, as well as cell culture.




Kimberly Brown Dahlman, Ph.D., Director

615-936-6589 (office); 615-936-0410 (lab)


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

9AM - 5PM, Monday to Friday          

722 Preston Research Building    


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