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Clinical Core Laboratory & Biorepository

Josephine Egan, MD, Chief

Ajoy Karikkineth, M.D., Staff Clinician

CRC supports clinical investigation by assisting with those aspects of experimental design that deal with acquiring laboratory data and, more recently, their interpretation. CCL also facilitates research from individual NIA investigators that require selected clinical research-quality assays. The CRC processes, labels, catalogs, and stores clinical research samples in the Biorepository, and distributes them to research laboratories around the world, in accordance with College of American Pathology guidelines and current human subject regulatory guidelines. Working in close collaboration with the Manager of CRC, the CRC has implemented new procedures to decrease the time required for sample retrieval, which now occurs within days. CRC also provides a dependable service for DNA/RNA extraction of clinical specimens. Additional laboratory services provided by the Diabetes Section and the CRC are: (1) Bio-Plex cytokine assays designed to quantify multiple cytokines in diverse matrices, (2) ELISA and RIAs of various hormones (insulin, C-peptide, adiponectin, leptin, growth hormone, testosterone), cytokines (CRP, IL-6, TNFs, and their receptors), (3) Glucose determination from oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT) on all BLSA subjects and insulin tolerance testing (ITT) in translational studies.

Portfolio/Research Areas

  • Core Processing Lab
  • DNA/RNA Lab
  • YSI Glucose Lab
  • Biorepository
Name Title Email
Edgar ABARCAR Nurse (Reserach Specialist) abarcareb@mail.nih.gov
Linda ALLIBALOGUN Nurse Practitioner lindahassan.allibalogun@nih.gov
Chee Chia Clinician Scientist chiac@grc.nia.nih.gov
Sarah DORAN Health Scientist sarah.doran2@nih.gov
Jarod D'AGOSTINO Health Scientist dagostinojm@mail.nih.gov
Giovanna FANTONI Staff Scientist giovanna.fantoni@nih.gov
Arthur HOLMES Pharmacist arthur.holmes@nih.gov
Ajoy Karikkineth Staff Clinician ajoy.karikkineth@nih.gov
Mary LASSITER Ultrasound Technician lassiterma@grc.nia.nih.gov
Tiffen LOVLER TAPIA Health Scientist tiffen.lovlertapia@nih.gov
Julia MCKELVEY Nurse Specialist (Research) julia.mckelvey@nih.gov
Denise MELVIN Lead Nurse Specialist melvinde@grc.nia.nih.gov
Nicolle MODE Statistician nicolle.mode@nih.gov
Belinda MOORE Program Supoprt Specialist bm214d@nih.gov
Sarah PARK Nurse Specialist (Research) sarah.park@nih.gov
Mona PATEL Biologist patelmk@mail.nih.gov
Oretha POTTS Clinical Protocol Coordinator pottsod@mail.nih.gov
Jeannie RUFFOLO Lead Nurse Specialist (Research) ruffolojm@mail.nih.gov
Mary SAM-NWOHA Nurse Specialist (Research) samnwoham@grc.nia.nih.gov
Shepherd SCHURMAN Staff Clinician schurmansh@mail.nih.gov
Sarah SHANNON Pharmacy Technician ss840o@nih.gov
Lisa TUREK Registered Nurse tureklm@mail.nih.gov
Allison UDRIS Psychologist allison.udris@nih.gov
Melvin WARE Bio Lab Tech warem@grc.nia.nih.gov
Linda WEISS Advanced Practce Nurse linda.weiss2@nih.gov