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Translational Research Technology Center

Translational Research Technology Division (TRT)

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The Translational Research Technology Division (TRT) provides a one-stop shop of flexible laboratory-based services for translational studies to members of the ACTRI and external collaborators. We support a broad range of clinical and translational research projects by providing Biorepository, Sample Acquisition, and Laboratory (bio-analytical, and assay development) services. Services may be recharged or paid through a purchase order.

Accessing TRT Cores, Services, and Consultation

Requests for services should be routed through the "Request ACTRI Services" button above. If investigators cannot locate a particular resource or service, they are encouraged to contact us (at so we can explore ways to meet their needs.

David Boyle

David Boyle
Co-Director of Translational Research Technology
Department of Medicine
Phone: (858) 822-0784

Elizabeth Komives, PhD

Elizabeth Komives, PhD
Professor, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Phone: (858) 534-3058

Josh Hilman

Josh Hillman
Manager, Biomarker Services
Phone: (858) 246-2448

Andre Matti

Andre Matti
Manager, Research Biobank Services
Phone: (858) 246-2444

In order to provide further research support opportunities for ACTRI PIs, the TRT Division has created a small grant program which is listed below. For further questions regarding this program, please call email ( the TRT Division.