Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Tissue Bank Core Facility Staff

To inquire about services of the Tissue Bank Core Facility, send us an email at

Meet the Team

Tan Ince, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Director

Carmen Gomez-Fernandez, M.D., Medical Director

Lynn Herbert, M.S., Biospecimen Operations Manager

Ms. Herbert did tumor immunology research for 30+ years before joining the Tissue Bank in 2011. She also holds an M.S. from the University of Miami in University Administration.

Maria Ochoa, Pathology Assistant

Maria Ochoa is a trained pathologist and has been employed by the TBCF since 2008. She holds an M.D. from University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Moraima Batista, Pathology Assistant

Moraima Batista is a trained pathologist and joined the TBCF in late 2011. She holds an M.D. from University School of Medicine, Havana City, Cuba.

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