OPEN Stage webinar: NINDS Scientific and Clinical Biological Resources

December 16, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Contact: Anahid Ebrahimi
Contact Email:

Virtual | Zoom Meeting
1:00 - 2:00pm ET

Brown theater stage with red curtains pulled back revealing the words Open Stage in white. The NIH NINDS graphic in the top left corner. Overlaid on the stage are the words Hosted by the Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity

This webinar will provide an overview of NINDS supported repositories for banking and requesting clinical cell lines, biospecimens, and brain bank tissue for basic disease, translational, and clinical research. After the repository overviews by NIH Staff, there will be a Q&A panel discussion with the audience.

Panelists for this webinar include:

  • Christine Swanson-Fischer, PhD: NINDS Program Officer, NINDS Human Biosample Repository (BioSEND) and NINDS Human Cell and Data Repository (contact)
  • Ran Zhang, PhD: NINDS Scientific Project Manager, NINDS Human Genetics Resource Center (contact)
  • Abigail Soyombo, PhD: NIMH Program Director, NIH NeuroBioBank (contact) 
  • Daniel Miller, PhD: NINDS Program Director, NIH NeuroBioBank (contact)
  • Jane Hettinger, PhD: NINDS Health Program Specialist for the Neurodegeneration Cluster
  • Tish HevelCEO/Founder, Brain Donor Project

The NINDS Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity (OPEN) is pleased to welcome you to the ongoing OPEN Stage webinar series, a targeted outreach effort for our diverse neuroscience community to learn about NINDS programs and network with NINDS program staff. Each webinar will feature a different NINDS program, division, or cluster with the goal of increasing the representation of diverse groups in our portfolio. To stay informed of more events in this series, join the NINDS Diversity News to Use Listserv.

The 2022 webinars in this series include:

Check out the OPEN Stage webinars YouTube playlist for webinar recordings from the entire series.

Webinar Slides(pdf, 8931 KB)