Tissue and Data Acquisition and Analysis Core
The Tissue and Data Acquisition and Analysis Core (TDAAC) provides high-quality controlled human tissue samples to investigators, as well as provides customized services to assist them in all tissue collection, consenting, and processing needs. The core is in close collaboration with many centers and departments within VCU Health, including VCU Massey Cancer Center, and the Departments of Pathology, Surgery, and Internal Medicine.
To provide support for biomedical research at VCU by maintaining and providing a bank of high-quality human tissue samples using best practice collection methodologies, maintaining appropriate patient protections and integrating relevant clinical data.
To provide support for customized tissue collection, consenting and sample processing that meet the unique needs of the researcher.
More information about the Tissue Data Acquisition and Analysis Core is available on the main TDAAC website.
Who we are
Michael Idowu, M.P.H., M.D.
Laboratory Research Specialist
Massey member subsidy benefit
Massey subsidizes 25 percent of the cost of members’ core laboratory usage for the following Massey-supported, fee-for-service shared resources:
- Flow Cytometry Shared Resource
- VCU Lipidomics/Metabolomics Shared Resource
- Structural Biology Shared Resource
- Tissue and Data Acquisition and Analysis Core
- Transgenic/Knock-out Mouse Facility Shared Resource
- Microscopy Shared Resource
To receive this member benefit, please initiate core lab services using a VCU index code associated with your name. When you are billed for core laboratory usage, the Rams FORCE system will automatically split the invoice between your index code and a Massey account established for this purpose. You will be charged 75 percent of the published rate and Massey will provide a 25 percent co-pay to cover the balance. Please direct any questions or concerns about the member subsidy benefit to Paul Fawcett, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 833-1959.