Researcher Resource Request

Helping investigators do innovative research is a central function of the KU ADC. We provide consultation, services, and research materials to investigators.

Available Resources

Well characterized AD, mild cognitive impairment and aging control cohorts and banked AD and control subject biospecimens, including:

  • Brain Tissue
  • Buffy Coat
  • Cell-free Plasma
  • Cybrid Cell Lines
  • DNA
  • RNA
  • Muscle
  • Plasma
  • Platelets
  • Serum
  • Whole Blood


Access to and assistance with existing datasets and neuroimage archives, including:

  • Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
  • National Alzheimer's Coordinating Committee Database
  • University of Kansas Brain Aging Project

The KU ADC specializes in metabolism and mitochondrial function and has expertise in:

  • Physical fitness, glucose tolerance, metabolic rate, and body composition testing
  • Structural brain neuroimaging of humans and animals
  • Metabolic neuroimaging of humans and animals, including FDG PET, AV-45 and MRS
  • Biochemical assays
  • Platelet mitochondria enzyme activities, mitochondria O2 consumption, mitochondrial DNA heteroplasmy detection
  • Production and characterization of transmitochondrial hybrid cell lines
  • Brain protein aggregation assessments
  • WBC gene expression and gene sequencing
  • Cytoplasmic hybrid cell line creation and characterization 

Last modified: Feb 11, 2015
Researcher Requests

All researchers wishing to request consultation, services, or materials must complete the KU ADC Researcher Request Form.

You will then be contacted by the KU ADC to discuss your request.

To view the KU ADC's Standard Operating Procedures for Research Requests click here.