David Stokes, PhD

Technical Director

Institutional Biorepository Core Facility

David Stokes is the Technical Director for the Institutional Biorepository Core Facility responsible for overseeing the implementation and operation of the CHOP Research Institute BioRepository Core Facility.  He manages, coordinates, and helps to implement all operational and technical activities of the biorepository. Additionally, he oversees biorepository staff and manages workloads to ensure timely completion of associated deliverables. David develops and implements standard operating procedures for biospecimen preparation, processing, handling and cryogenic storage, including automated procedures, to ensure high quality samples are available to meet research needs.

Prior to joining CHOP in June of 2007, David worked as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at Thomas Jefferson University and an Assistant Professor at the Center for Gene Therapy at Hahnemann University. He was also a post-doctoral fellow at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

David earned a BS in Chemistry/Biology from West Chester University before completing a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Thomas Jefferson University.  He is committed to helping implement a world-class biorepository core facility.