UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Biorepository

The Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Research Laboratory at the Department of Neurology in the UCSF School of Medicine is combining genetics and functional genomics together with immunologic, biochemical, neuroimaging and clinical experimental approaches to identify and characterize pathogenic processes of relevance to multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory conditions of the central nervous system.

The UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Projects’s Central Biorepository and DNA Bank, located in the Sandler Neurosciences Building, provides and coordinates services to collect, process, store, catalog, ensure quality control, and distribute biospecimens. In keeping with the variety of family structures seen in the general population, sample ascertainment is not restricted to isolated cases, and when possible, collection is extended to family members.

The DNA Bank makes biological materials (DNA, serum, and plasma) available to qualified researchers studying multiple sclerosis or other diseases that will help researchers understand the underlying causes of multiple sclerosis.

For information on obtaining multiple sclerosis genetic data, please contact the International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium (IMSGC)

To explore samples available for researchers, visit our Specimens Data Dashboard