SC CADRE Shared Resources


Janae Sweeney, Ph.D., Co-Leader
Assistant Professor, Biological & Physical Sciences
Director, Biorepository
South Carolina State University

Angela Yoon, D.D.S., Co-Leader
Professor, Biomedical & Community Health Sciences
Director, Biorepository & Tissue Analysis Shared Resource, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center
Medical University of South Carolina

The establishment and implementation of the Biorepository Shared Resource is expected to significantly expand the research capacity of the SC CADRE investigators at South Carolina State University. This will enhance their ability to compete for independent, R01-level funding.


Courtney Thomas, Ph.D., Co-Leader
Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
South Carolina State University

Besim Ogretmen, Ph.D., Co-Leader
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Director, Lipidomics Shared Resource, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center
Medical University of South Carolina

The mission of the Glyco-Lipidomics Shared Resource is to provide a central resource to perform uniform, consistent, and reliable measurements of AGE metabolite levels in a cost-effective manner for all SC CADRE research projects. This shared resource will also evaluate all of the samples from Blacks with African ancestry in the SC CADRE full and pilot research projects for Sea Island/Gullah ancestry.

Quantitative Methods

Joseph Tahsoh, Ph.D., Co-Leader
Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science
South Carolina State University

Alexander V. Alekseyenko, Ph.D., MPI & Co-Leader
Professor, Public Health Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

The Quantitative Methods Shared Resource will provide biostatistical and bioinformatics support for the initial SC CADRE research projects as well as for subsequent research initiatives led by SC CADRE investigators. This shared resource will also provide ongoing quantitative methods education and training for SC CADRE investigators, undergraduates at SCSU, and junior faculty at SCSU and MUSC Hollings Cancer Center.