Tissue Resource Core



To standardize access to human tissue samples for cancer center investigators, align disease-based biorepositories through a common databse, and facilitate interactions between clinical investigators and basic science researchers.

Specific Aims

  1. Provide secure and efficient methods and standard operating procedures for tissue procurement.
  2. Provide access to quality annotated human tissue samples for all cancer center members through central biorepositories and by coordinating disease team biobanks.
  3. Provide expert technical services for histology, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, and tissue microarrays.
  4. Provide consultation and guidance to researchers as they design their tissue-based experiments.

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday      

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM      

2058 University Hospitals Dr., Wearn Bldg. Rm #333

Cleveland, Ohio 44106    

Staff and Leadership

Name Role Phone Email
Marta Couce, MD PhD Director 216-844-3989 Marta.Couce@Uhhospitals.org
Jennifer Ko, MD PhD Co-Director (CCF)    
Daniel Lindner, MD PhD Co-Director (CCF)    
Adam Kresak, MS Lab Manager, Immunohistochemistry (IHC) 216-844-5389 amk41@case.edu
Dawn Dawson, MD IHC Special Techniques Consultant 216-536-8360 dmd2@case.edu
Wendi Barrett Tissue Procurement 216-844-5335 wendi.barrett@Uhhospitals.org
Tripti Joshi Tissue Procurement 216-844-5335 txj22@case.edu
Jenifer Mikulan Histology 216-844-1998 jjm10@case.edu

Links and Resources

  1. Institution Webpage


Name Role Phone Email Location
Adam Kresak, MS
IHC, ISH, TMA Services
Wearn 333
Jenifer Mikulan
Histology Services
Wearn 333
Wendi Barrett
Tissue Procurement Services
Wearn 333