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John R. Cottrell, MS

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:



Bressler Research Building, 13-023

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-1755


(410) 706-2128

Education and Training

1978                B.A.     Wake Forest University

1983                M.S.    University of Maryland at Baltimore

1997                Pathologists’ Assistant.  University of Maryland, Baltimore Graduate School


I have been procuring and distributing tissues for research for 33 years here at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  From 1983 to 2009 I was in the department of Pathology under an NIH contract involving cacinogenisis and procured cancer and normal specimens.  From 2009 to the present in the department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland Brain and Tissue Bank, I have been procuring and distributing brain and other tissues for neuroscience research. 

Highlighted Publications


Shen, E., Riley, Z., Guillozet-Bongaarts, A., Ebbert, A., Smith, K., Ng, L., Cartagena, P., Cottrell, J., Daly, B., Davis, J., Fowler, D., Gullapalli, R., Hyde, T., Johnson, R., Kleinman, J., McMillan, A., Patel, D., Sequeira, A., Vawter, M., Walsh, D., Zielke, H.R.  Mapping the Human Brain Transcriptome.  Presented at the 10th Annual Congress of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics in Baltimore, MD, May 2013.