Brain Banks

University of Florida Neuromedicine Human Brain Tissue Bank

Supported by the McKnight Brain Institute/Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease

P.O. Box 100159
Gainesville, FL 32610-0159
United States
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Contact: Jennifer Adamson
Phone: (352) 273-7436
E-mail: jladamson@ufl.edu

Tissue is accepted from any donor anywhere in the world at any age, alive or dead, though longitudinal and/or clinical/medical records are required. All tissues are available for credentialed researchers without fee. Phenotypes include Alzheimer’s disease, family history of Alzheimer’s, cognitively normal, healthy normal, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, tauopathy, Parkinson’s, mild cognitive impairment, Pick’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple system atrophy, Huntington’s, ataxia, corticobasal degeneration, progressive supranuclear palsy, and rare genetic disorders. Tissues are taken from whole brain and occasionally spinal cord (depending on phenotype), occasional fasted CSF, occasional fasted premortem plasma, serum, and buffy coat, and are available fixed, frozen, block, and stained.