Fredenburg to head CTSI Biorepository

The CTSI is pleased to announce Kristianna Fredenburg, M.D.,Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of pathology, immunology, and laboratory medicine in the UF College of Medicine, as the new director of the CTSI Biorepository.

Fredenburg replaces Michael Clare-Salzler, M.D., a professor and chair of the department, who recently retired as a Professor Emeritus after 27 years at UF, during which he led the development of the CTSI Biorepository.

Fredenburg is a board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologist whose primary interests include head/neck and cardiothoracic pathology. She is the principal investigator of a translational research program that focuses on uncovering the biologic basis of head and neck cancer racial disparities. Additionally, she has been active as a mentor and advisor of women and minority trainees at UF College of Medicine, including her current service as co-director of the UF MD-PhD Training Program

Fredenburg earned her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. She followed this degree with a doctorate in cell biology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (Durham, North Carolina), Fredenburg went on to obtain her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She later completed her pathology residency training and a two-year surgical pathology fellowship here, at UF.

The CTSI Biorepository, which is CAP-accredited, provides a range of services to help clinical and basic science investigators to conduct research and generate publications in biobanking and improved patient care. If you are interested in learning more, visit the Biorepository web pages and schedule a consultation