Pathology and Biorepository Core

The Pathology and Biorepository Core integrates extensive anatomic pathology expertise with the best practices in biorepository management to ensure high-quality biospecimens and analysis for internal investigators and external collaborations. The Institute’s Biorepository is nationally and internationally recognized, and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (no. 8017856).


ISBER 2017
Core Director Dr. Scott Jewell will present a poster on the Great Lakes Biorepository Research Network (GLBRN) at the 2017 ISBER Annual Meeting, which will be held May 9–12 in Toronto. Operations and QA Manager Dana Valley also will present a poster at ISBER on NCI’s Biospecimen Pre-Analytical Variables (BPV) Biorepository, which is located at VARI. We hope to see you there!

Scott Jewell and Dana Valley will be performing an inspection at the University of Chicago, Department of Pathology’s Biorepository for the College of American Pathologist (CAP) Biorepository Accreditation Program, April 14, 2017.



VARI’s Biorepository is pleased to currently provide services to the following projects and consortia:

  • National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium
  • NCI’s Biospecimen Pre-analytical Variables Program Biorepository
  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
  • VARI–SU2C Epigenetics Dream Team