In Observance of U.S. Holiday, Independence Day, Agilent Cross Lab/ iLab Operations Software Support Help Desk will be closed during U.S. hours on Monday July 4th, 2022. We will resume regular U.S. support hours on Tuesday July 5th, 2022. EU and APAC Support will remain open during this time. For urgent matters, please add "Urgent" to the ticket/ email subject or press "1", when prompted, to escalate a call on the iLab Support phone and we will prioritize those requests first.

University of Maryland Medical System Biorepository (UMMS_BIOBANK)

Provide Feedback on Your Experience with the Core (CLICK HERE)

Overview of Services

The UMM Biorepository is the foundation for personalized medicine research of the future. It is a resource building effort that includes banking of blood samples from UMMS patients as well as collections of various biospecimens from collaborating UM researchers. State-of-the-art robotic freezer and liquid-handling equipment offers a secure and managed environment for biospecimen processing, storage and distribution. Data connected to the samples is obtained through the electronic health record and/or study-specific data collection, allowing for multi-disciplinary research that can impact a range of health issues.


Please acknowledge our core in your publications when appropriate in the format that follows:  “University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources, UMM Biorepository– Baltimore, Maryland."


Coleen M. Damcott, PhD - Director, UMM Biorepository

Associate Professor



Kathleen Palmer, BSN, RN - Head, Clinical Research Office

Clinical Coordinator




Core Staff Role Phone Email Location
Jeff Rhyne Laboratory Manager 410-706-0453 Bressler Building, Rm 7-010
Tameka Alestock Clinical Coordinator 410-706-6430 Medical School Teaching Facility, Rm 314
Tom Fitzgerald Clinical Coordinator 410-706-6143 Medical School Teaching Facility, Rm 314
Devon Nwaba Clinical Coordinator 410-706-1724 Medical School Teaching Facility, Rm 314

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday

8am - 5pm

Staffed 8am-4pm      

655 West Baltimore Street

Bressler Research Building, Rm 7-010

Baltimore, MD  21201

Links and Resources

University of Maryland, School of Medicine - UMM Biorepository


Name Role Phone Email Location
Coleen M. Damcott, Ph.D.

Doug Master
Core Staff




Service list

Search available services: View: by category alphabetically
Sample Processing (9)