Sara Lynn Block

Laboratory Manager
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Preston Research Building
2220 Pierce Ave.
Room / Suite

Manage daily operations of the Biorepository, which include patient sample collections, processing, logging, storage, distribution, and inventory of samples and supplies under multiple IRB-approved studies. I write and maintain SOPs for all lab processes, and train team members. I also manage financial aspects of the Biorepository: ordering, cost recovery and reimbursements, balance finances, aid in securing grants, subcontracts, academic requests, and contract funding. I act as project manager for multiple projects and aid in sample inventory reports. I coordinate with the Biorepository team, including research coordinators, data specialist, pathologist, laboratory technicians, and multiple Core facilities. I head monthly progress report team meetings for the Biorepository team and Program Director.