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Stroke Tissue Bank

The Stroke Tissue Bank has the mission of collecting, archiving, banking and distributing valuable experimental animal and human tissues for use by WVU investigators. To date, the following tissues have been banked:

  • Human Serum Samples: 13 human stroke subjects, 50 subjects who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 50 subjects who have suffered hemorrhagic shock.
  • Female Fischer 344 rats ages 6, 12, 18 and 24 months - serum, brains, hypothalami, anterior pituitaries, posterior pituitaries, lungs, livers, uteri, vagina and ovaries. We have 5 to 50 animals in each group.
  • Males and Female C57 BL/6 mice: wild type (WT) and an Alzheimer’s disease model (3XTg AD mice) at ages of 3, 6, 12 and 24 months – 35 of each genotype - tissues available are serum, spleens and livers.

The Stroke Tissue Bank is directed by James W. Simpkins, Ph.D., who you can contact at jwsimpkins@hsc.wvu.edu with queries about banking or receiving tissues.

The Stroke Tissue Core is located in the Erma Byrd Building in room BMRC 140