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Acute Care Biobanking Core

Overview of Services

The goals of the Acute Care Biobanking Core are to encourage and facilitate microbiome- focused research in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of patients with critical illness. Many patients who are critically ill are subject to processes and complications with microbially-driven or infectious mechanisms. The Core will assist in research by providing de-identified samples with linked clinical metadata to support research in this area, collect specimens as needed in support of microbiome research, and offer support for development of such research in the critical care setting. 

Research Resource Identifier (RRID)

Our RRID is RRID:SCR_022392.  Please cite us using this identifier when publishing your results.


Ronald Collman, MD | Core Director

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday

9am - 5pm                  

520 Johnson Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Ayannah Fitzgerald, BSN
Clinical Coordinator

Layla Khatib
Clinical Coordinator

Jevon Graham-Wooten
Core Technical Coordinator