A key component of the Strategic Research Initiative is investing in the latest resources and tools that can benefit biomedical researchers across campus and beyond. Click on the components of the Resource Center, below, to learn more.

Human Disease Brain Bank

Human disease brain bank facilitates analysis of human disease tissue by PFD investigators.

  • The brain bank contains frozen and fixed brain tissue from several hundred individuals with age-dependent neurodegenerative PFDs or similarly aged, cognitively normal controls. Most cases are linked to detailed clinical information, which is stored and disseminated in a manner that ensures patient confidentiality.
  • Access to tissue and clinical information will occur by request through the brain bank web portal. We anticipate that the PFD human tissue bank will expand to bank additional organs relevant to PFDs as the PFD initiative grows.

Please contact Matthew Perkins with any questions, perkmd@umich.edu

Mouse Model Library

The mouse model library holds a compendium of model systems that are available across campus.  The list includes models of specific diseases, mutants of components of the protein quality control machinery, sensors of proteostasis, or other models that are of interest to the PFD community.  We believe the availability of this resource will facilitate new collaborations and speed scientific discovery.   If you are interested in sharing your model/s: Complete this form For the current list of mouse models, PFD Mouse Compendium Table.