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ServicesCardiovascular Tissue Registry

Archiving heart and vascular tissues

The Cardiovascular Tissue Registry maintains over 14,000 cases of specimens from hearts, blood vessels, and other cardiovascular tissues, including tissue donated by individuals undergoing cardiovascular surgery and autopsy. Tissues harvested from surgical specimens often have been preserved not only in formalin and paraffin, but also frozen and stored in RNA preservative medium. There is also robust clinical data attached to these specimens, through a donor consented, research ethics board approved protocol.


Registry Director

Gurpreet Singhera

PhD, Registry Manager

Dr. Singhera brings 25 years of extensive experience in tissue and cell biobanking, lab management, project management, and inter-disciplinary collaborations.