Biomarkers and Genetics

We collect and store tissue samples, family history and genotype data on various populations including the following:

  • Oregon Alzheimer's Disease Center clinic recruited subjects
  • Oregon Brain Aging Study
  • Community Brain Donor Program
  • Preventing Cognitive Decline with Alternative Therapies (informally called the Dementia Prevention Study or DPS)
  • African American Dementia and Aging Project
  • Klamath Exceptional Aging Project 
  • Late Onset Familial Alzheimer Disease Kindreds

Family History and Related Clinical Data

  • Tissue Samples
  • Genomic DNA
  • Lymphoblast Cell Lines
  • Plasma

Genotypes Data

  • APOE
  • Genome-Wide and candidate region SNP marker data on various platforms
    (These are available only on a limited subset of subjects)
  • AD Candidate gene markers* (e.g. CYP46, MTHFR, HLA, Tau)

Request for Biomarker Data or Tissue Samples

  1. Review the Research Repository Policy
  2. Print and fill out the Tissue Sample Request Form completely, including your contact information
  3. Sign the bottom of the request form signifying that you have read and agreed to comply with our Research Repository Policy and email or fax: 503-494-7499 the signed data request form to Betty Lind
  4. For more information, please contact Joseph Quinn, M.D. at 503-494-7234 or