JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes, United States
Objective: The goals of the nPOD initiative are to: Maintain a network of procuring and characterizing, in a collaborative manner, pancreata and related tissues (spleen, lymph node, pancreatic lymph node, peripheral blood) from cadaveric organ donors with type 1 diabetes as well as those whom are islet autoantibody positive. Utilizing these tissues, investigators will work together to address key immunological, histological, viral, and metabolic questions related to how type 1 diabetes develops.
|Registered Biobank Name||JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes|
|Biobank Leader||Dr. Irina Kusmartseva|
|Email for biobank inquiries||nPOD@pathology.ufl.edu|
|Principal Investigator||Dr. Mark Atkinson|
||Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.|