Ms. Katherine C. Sexton, MBA
Former Secretary for International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER). Assistant Director for Tissue Collection and Banking Facility; Southern Division, Cooperative Human Tissue Network；University of Alabama at Birmingham. Associate Editor of ISBER Best Practices.
Ms. Sexton has served as the Assistant Director of the UAB Tissue Collection and Banking Facility since 1983 and as the Coordinator for the Southern Division of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network since 1987. Ms. Sexton also manages the operations of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Tissue Procurement Shared Facility, the UAB Breast SPORE Biorepository, the UAB Pancreatic SPORE Biorepository, and the Center for Tissue Processing for the Pulmonary Hypertension Breakthrough Initiative (PHBI).
Ms. Sexton was one of the founding members of ISBER, and has served on the ISBER Council, the Program Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, as the Chair of the ISBER Education and Training Committee, and has just recently completed a three-year term as Secretary for the ISBER Board of Directors. She received the ISBER Special Service Award in 2008, 2009 and 2011. In 2017, she received the ISBER Distinguished Leadership & Service Award.
Ms. Sexton and Dr. William Grizzle have been leading workshops on tissue biorepository design and operations since 1993.