ALS Post-Mortem Tissue Bank
The purpose of this program is to create a postmortem (after death) tissue bank of spinal cord, muscle, and brain tissue samples from both amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients and those without the disease (control subjects). Tissue donation provides an important and vital resource toward the advancement of research in ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases.
The intention of this tissue bank is to support efforts by the research community, enhance collaborations between clinicians and basic scientists, and collate and share information on how to better understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat ALS and other diseases.
Participants in this program must provide consent to have their tissues stored at Barrow Neurological Institute for use in current and future research projects.
Principal Investigator: Lyle W. Ostrow, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator: Robert Bowser, PhD
Sponsor: Target ALS (Visit Sponsor Website)