Biomarkers Core

The Biomarkers Core was launched in 2007 with the aim of building a longitudinal specimen and data repository of subjects with neurodegenerative diseases (specifically AD, PD, and MCI) and healthy controls for biomarker discovery.  These resources are available to investigators with good ideas for developing or confirming biomarkers for a small processing fee.


  • Over 2,300 well-characterized subjects followed longitudinally
  • Multiple specimens collected from each subject at each time point including: plasma, serum, microRNA, RNA, whole blood, DNA.  Cell lines and CSF available from a subset of subjects.
  • A myriad of data points collected longitudinally as well as medical record information
  • Brain bank
  • Easy process for potential collaborators to access specimens and data

For details or to contact the facility, click here.

See also: HNDC Cores