The Tissue Procurement Facility (TPF)

Overview of Services

The Tissue Procurement Facility (TPF) was established in 2009 to fulfill the needs of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) for the procurement of biospecimens, a key component of many clinical, translational, and basic research studies. TPF serves a a centralized quality controlled, quality assured faciility for the procurement, processing, storage, and distribution of normal and  malignant biospecimens; and houses the Center's solid tumor biorepository (LCCC 9001) and hematologic tumor biorepository (LCCC 0824). As a fully staffed core facility TPF offers standard specimen services from consent and collection for projects reliant on our repositories, long term dessicator and cryostorage, full-service clinical trial collection and processing, and an array of bespoke specimen options for unique project needs.


Benjamin Calhoun, MD, PhD Faculty Director    
Hong Jin Kim, MD Medical Director, PI LCCC 9001  
Ryan Robinson Facility Director    


Location and hours of operation

Hours/Days Open  Hours/Days Staffed Street Street Continued City, State, Zip
NC Cancer Hospital Clinical Trials Lab 07:30-20:30, M-F 101 Manning Drive 3rd Floor, Room C3141-2 Chapel Hill, NC, 27599
HMOB Clinical Trials Lab 07:30-17:30, M-F 460 Waterstone Drive Room 17-049 Hillsborough, NC, 27278
MacNider Hall (Tissue) 07:30-17:00, M-F 333 S. Columbia Street 105 MacNider Hall Chapel Hill, NC, 27599
MacNider Hall (Liquid) 08:30-17:30, M-F 333 S. Columbia Street 108 MacNider Hall Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
Ryan Robinson
Facility Director

Paige Ramon
Translational Research Manager
Hybrid: 105A MacNider Hall/Remote
Jacob Kulp
Clinical Operations Manager
Hybrid: 105 MacNider Hall/Remote
Hendrik Dejong
Data Manager