Tissue Procurement and Distribution (TPD)


The mission of this division is to maximize the access of human tissues to translational investigators by providing high quality annotated fresh and frozen human tissue to Yale and other users.  

Underlying Premises:

  • All tissue must be handled in strict compliance with HIPAA regulations, University Research Policies, Pathology Department diagnostic requirements and Hospital by-laws.
  • Barriers to tissue use for research should be minimized as much as possible to promote translational research at Yale.
  • Tissue used for research should be made available as broadly as possible, but users must recognize and be prepared to assume the responsibilities and costs associated with all aspects of tissue procurement and management.
  • Due to the importance of tissue related information, the information delivery from pathology data archives are also included in this distribution structure.

For each request, a standard operating procedure must be drawn up by the requesting investigator. This SOP must be approved by the director of the Pathology service for the desired tissue.  Personnel from TPD will help interested investigators design and optimize SOPs. 

For details and response to questions, contact the personnel listed in the column on the right.

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Anita Huttner, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Director, Neuropathology Program, Pathology

Research Interests

Cells; Central Nervous System; Central Nervous System Diseases; Embryonic Structures; Hemic and Immune Systems; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Neoplasms; Nervous System; Nervous System Diseases; Neuroglia; Neurons; Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms; Pluripotent Stem Cells; Synapses; Tissues

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Lisa Gras

Research Assistant Pathology

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Tissue Procurement and Distribution (TPD)

Medical Director:           
Anita Huttner, MD.

Technical Director:
Yalai Bai, MD, PhD
Location: BML 112
Tel: 203.785.4205 
Fax: 203.785.3583 

Yale School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
PO Box 208023
New Haven, CT 06520-8023

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Yale School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
310 Cedar St. BML 112
New Haven, CT. 06520