Additional MURDOCK Biorepository Testimonials

"The MURDOCK study allowed us to rapidly examine the expression of a protein of interest and its role as a biomarker in cardiovascular disease in a longitudinal manner. While studies of this nature are often prohibitively expensive and time consuming for individual research groups to undertake, the centralized nature of the MURDOCK Study allowed for what would have ordinarily been a 10-year study to be condensed into mere months. The MURDOCK team was efficient to query and curate the databases to identify patients and corresponding samples to facilitate our studies, and the preliminary data has been fruitful and led to ongoing studies into the role of this protein as a biomarker in cardiovascular disease."  

– Paul Ferrell, Director of the Laboratory of Salvatore Pizzo, MD, PhD


”… I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that [the samples] are beautifully packed and labeled, which has made this go a lot more smoothly. I appreciate your efforts and communications with the repository!” 

 – Janet Huebner, MS, Manager, Biomarker Core Facility 


“Your team’s careful management of sample provenance and control of the chain of custody meet the highest standards in the profession. Analysis of certain metabolites clearly shows that MURDOCK plasmas were processed promptly and with care. We look forward to further collaborations.” 

— James Bain, Faculty Co-Director, Metabolomics Laboratory, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute