• Sep 2023

    Coriell Welcomes Two Faculty Members to Research Team

    The Coriell Institute for Medical Research is proud to announce the addition of two scientists to its research team: Shumei Song, MD, PhD, and Nora I. Engel, PhD. Dr. Song and Dr. Engel will each lead labs at Coriell and their work will contribute to and benefit from the newly formed Camden Cancer Research Center (or CCRC), a three-way partnership between Coriell, Cooper University Health Care, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University to study cancer biology and develop new therapies.

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  • Jul 2023

    Camden Institutions Partner to Launch Groundbreaking Camden Cancer Research Center

    In a significant collaborative effort, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Cooper University Health Care, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) have launched the Camden Cancer Research Center (CCRC), a partnership to investigate cancer and translate basic cancer science into new treatments. The three organizations have pledged an initial $30 million to start this center.

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  • Jun 2023

    GWAS Study Bolsters Links Between Genome and Caffeine Consumption

    New research from the Coriell Institute for Medical Research bolsters the links between one’s genetics and caffeine consumption and identifies areas of the genome where genetic variations may cause variations in consumption. Titled “Genome-wide Association Study of Caffeine Consumption Using Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative Data,” the article detailing these results was published last month in Genetics & Molecular Medicine.

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  • Jan 2023

    Samples from Nonhuman Primates Now Available from NIA’s Aging Cell Repository

    Biological samples from nonhuman primates are now available from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Aging Cell Repository. The collection of nonhuman primate biomaterials available for distribution has recently been expanded to include 27 unique species, up from 10 previously. Several species have a broad representation of sex and age.

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  • Jan 2023

    Coriell Welcomes Xiaoxin Luke Chen, MD, PhD, to its Research Team

    Recent work from Dr. Chen’s lab has focused on metabolism and cell signaling with regard to esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, a type of cancer that forms in the lining of the esophagus. His team has published numerous papers in leading journals, including the Journal of Pathology, Nature, and Cell Stem Cell.

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  • Sep 2022

    Coriell Scientists Awarded Grants to Study Cancer Epigenetics, Improve Therapies

    The New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research has awarded two Coriell scientists a pair of grants to support research into the epigenetic underpinnings of cancer and how this knowledge can be used to improve treatments. These grants, each for $400,000, will support two research programs for two years.

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  • Apr 2022

    New Stem Cell Lines added to the National Institute on Aging’s Cell Repository

    Three novel human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines have been added to the Aging Cell Repository of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a biorepository of cell lines and DNA that includes samples from aging cohorts and premature aging disorders. The biorepository has been in the care of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research for nearly 50 years.

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  • Feb 2022

    William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation Awards Coriell Institute Grant for Cancer Research

    The William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation has awarded the Coriell Institute for Medical Research a $500,000 grant to support the Institute’s ongoing cancer research. The grant, structured for disbursement over three years, will allow for the hiring of additional scientists and the acquisition of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.

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  • Oct 2021

    High Molecular Weight DNA Now Available from NIGMS and NHGRI Collections

    The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (HGCR) and NHGRI Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research (SRHGR) now offer high molecular weight (HMW) DNA samples isolated from cell lines in the collections. HMW DNA is useful for long-read next-generation sequencing and studies that investigate large-scale genomic variation such as structural variation.

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  • Sep 2021

    Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Van Andel Institute Awarded Estimated $12.4 Million SPORE Grant from National Cancer Institute

    The Coriell Institute for Medical Research and Van Andel Institute (VAI) have been awarded a prestigious Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (or SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute. The five-year grant valued at an estimated $12.4 million will support nearly 20 scientists as they work to improve epigenetic therapies for cancer.

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