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    

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.