University of Maryland Medicine Biorepository (UMM_Biorepository)



Please be sure to acknowledge us in your publications: University of Maryland School of Medicine’s UMM Biorepository– Baltimore, Maryland.

Overview of Services

The UMMS 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
Associate Professor

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.

Jeff Rhyne
Laboratory Manager
BRB 7-010
Brady Gaynor
410 706 4073

Ruth Cosentino
410 706 1078


Service list

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