Director, Custom Genomic and Biobanking Services
Co-Principal Investigator, National Institute of General Medical Sciences Human Genetic Cell Repository
“Biobanking by its very nature is the most forward-looking of enterprises. Samples and data collected today will answer tomorrow’s questions using the technology of the future.”
Christine M. Beiswanger, PhD, is director of Custom Genomic and Biobanking Services at Coriell Institute, offering a range of innovative and results-oriented custom research services that support scientists and their research, both nationally and internationally. In this capacity, Christine serves as a key contact for customers who seek to develop custom biobanks or discuss potential custom research projects.
Christine also serves as Co-Principal Investigator of National Institute of General Medical Sciences Human Genetic Cell Repository that provides scientists around the world with resources for cell and genetic research
Prior to joining Coriell, Christine served as an assistant professor in the Department of Zoology at Arizona State University. While there, Christine researched the neural basis of behavior and taught neurophysiology and biological rhythms. After leaving ASU, she was director of quality control at AgResearch, Inc. Christine then returned to basic research, using cell culture models to study neural plasticity at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology in Worcester, MA, and the Neurotoxicology Laboratories at Rutgers College of Pharmacy in Piscataway, NJ.
Christine received her doctorate degree in neurophysiology from the State University of New York in Albany, studying single-neuron circadian rhythms; she subsequently received a National Institutes of Health Research Service Award which supported her postdoctoral training at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Kentucky on the neural control of photoperiodic locomotory behavior.