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VITAL Core

Overview of Services

The UCSF VIable Tissue Acquisition Lab (VITAL) Core is designed to improve access for academic scientific researchers interested in human biology to de-identified deceased-donor tissues in order to better characterize both immune and non-immune cell human biology, using a range of advanced techniques including but not limited to “multi-omics” approaches like single-cell RNA sequencing, CITE-seq, and ATAC-seq. This project also aims to improve utilization of deceased-donor research tissues in an effort consistent with donors’ wishes that their donation might be used to advance meaningful scientific research. 

Leadership

Name Title Email
James Gardner Director  James.gardner@ucsf.edu 
Kailyss Freeman Assistant  Kailyss.freeman@ucsf.edu 

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location
Monday-Friday 8-5
Parnassus Campus

 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Kailyss Freeman
Assistant