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UTHealth CCTS Biobank

Overview of Services

The Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) Biobank consists of a collection of human samples and related clinical and genomic data that are available for collaborative sharing with qualified researchers and owned by contributing investigators conducting research within the Texas Medical Center. More than 15,000 samples and related data have been distributed to 60 researchers since 2002, and these collaborations have resulted in nearly 100 publications.


Available sample types include:

  • Plasma
  • Serum
  • DNA
  • Buffy coat
  • Red blood cells
  • Peripheral blood mononuclear cells
  • Saliva
  • Urine

Samples and data are from healthy subjects and individuals having the following conditions:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Aneurysms
  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Type 2 diabetes

The CCTS Biobank is decentralized. Sample inventory and data reside with the contributing principal investigators. Final approval for collaboration with or release to qualified researchers is given to the contributing investigator.


Jennifer Sanner, PhD, RN | Director

Eric Boerwinkle, PhD | Senior Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location




School of Nursing Systems

6901 Bertner Avenue | SON 567

Houston, TX 77030

Links and Resources

  1. CCTS Biobank
  2. Research Citations & Acknowledgements 
  3. SLED
  4. Variable Data List
  5. Longitudinal Data List


Name Role Phone Email Location
Jennifer Sanner, PhD, RN

Eric Boerwinkle, PhD
Senior Director

Angela Wimberly
Research Associate