What types of samples do you accept?
We accept all kinds of samples. Some examples are: whole tissue, plasma, cell line, gel bands, purified protein, synthetic peptide, and formalin fixed tissue.

When shipping gel bands, what is the best solution for them to be in?
50mM Ammonium Bicarbonate

What is the minimum amount of samples needed when doing a comparative study in order to receive a meaningful statistical analysis?
It is dependent upon whether you are using cell lines, animal models or human samples. Please contact Dr. Mobley, mobleyja@uab.edu , to get a more precise answer.

Who do I contact in order to find out who the samples need to be delivered to?
The lab manager, Dr. Kojima (Kyoko). Her email address is kkojima@uab.edu.

What is the best way to bring over whole tissue?
Most biological specimens are transported in an insulated box on dry ice. Please contact Dr. Kojima (Kyoko) when in question at kkojima@uab.edu.

When sending over gel bands, is there anything that should be brought along with it?
Yes. Please forward a picture of the gel prior to cutting out samples, and it also helps to have a representative “blank” gel band as a control when possible.

Regarding formalin fixed tissue, how many sections are needed and what approximate thickness should the tissue be?
We would need 2-4 sections at 5-8 micron thickness of similar size to have enough material from formalin fixed tissues.

Can you identify specific phosphorylated residues?
Yes.