Dear Core User,

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, per directives from Senior management at Partners and the Hospitals, this research core facilities will have a hiatus in their service offering. We will not be offering service till we are advised to resume operation.

Please stay safe in this challenging time and we look forward to working with you in the future.

ID Retrovirology Core

The ID Retrovirology Core processes samples from HIV- and HCV-infected patients participating in clinical research studies.  Services include plasma and serum separation, peripheral blood mononuclear cell isolation and cryopreservation, and preparation of cell pellets.

Personnel/Contact Information:

Athe Tsibris, MD 
Phone: (617) 417-1162 
Fax: (617) 768-8738 

Other Staff:
Core Lab Manager: Francoise Giguel 
Phone: (617) 768-8383 
Fax: (617) 768-8738


Location of Core:

The facility is located at the Partners Research Building, 65 Landsdowne Street, Room 442, 435, Cambridge.

Getting started:

For questions about core lab services, please contact Francoise Giguel at (617) 768-8383 or by email at