Pittsburgh Liver Research Center
Our mission is
to enable and promote multidisciplinary research
in all aspects of liver health and disease
for improved clinical outcomes.
Fostering team science
and promoting collaborations across disciplines
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Regenerative Medicine
Chronic Liver Injury
Special Interest Groups




Upcoming Events

Seminars and events. Know what's coming.

See what's coming

Virtual Liver Cancer Conference
8:00am to 2:30pm

Virtual Presentation
PLRC Seminar - Dr. Jorge Bezerra
12:00pm to 1:00pm


Core Spotlight – Biospecimen Repository and Processing Core


The Biospecimen Repository and Processing Core (BRPC) offers analytical services in the following areas:

  • Archival frozen and FFPE human hepatobiliary tissues with clinicopathologic metadata, and other associated biospecimens
  • Clinical grade immunohistochemisty and special stains in a CLIA-certified and CAP-approved laboratory
  • Multiplex immunochemical staining and chromogenic/fluorescence in situ hybridization services
  • Automated immunofluorescence tissue section staining capabilities
  • Tissue microarray (TMA) services for non-neoplastic and neoplastic hepatobiliary disease
  • Brightfield digital slide scanning
  • Pathologic interpretation by two staff hepatobiliary pathologists
  • Serum and frozen human non-neoplastic and neoplastic tissue collection
  • Fresh human hepatocyte isolation
  • Support services for prospective biospecimen collection, clinical trials and clinical validation studies

For more information on the BRPC Core, please click here