EpiQuik Chromatin Accessibility Assay Kit

The EpiQuik ™ Chromatin Accessibility Assay Kit is a comprehensive set of optimized reagents designed to perform specific genetic analyses of chromatin accessibility, including nucleosome/transcription factor positioning of various biological samples using real-time PCR. It is a cost-effective and useful tool for the rapid detection of open and closed chromatin. The kit has the following … Read more

Human LncRNA Profiler 96-well

Measures the top 90 lncRNAs and subcellular reference RNAs LncRNA cDNA synthesis kit included LncRNA involved in changes in the epigenome Expression related to cancer and disease All lncRNAs in the LncProfiler qPCR array have well-annotated lncRNA validated primer sets that are registered in the lncRNA database created by Dr. John Mattick (see link below). … Read more

Bovine Serum Albumin ELISA Kit

Bovine Serum Albumin ELISA Kit is an ELISA Kit for the in vitro quantitative measurement of Bovine Serum Albumin concentrations in serum, plasma, tissue homogenates, cell lysates, cell culture supernatants, and other biological fluids. This assay has high sensitivity and excellent specificity for detection of Bovine Serum Albumin No significant cross-reactivity or interference between Bovine … Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: For what purposes will researchers be able to access the Fairbanks Institute’s research platform? Ans: The Fairbanks Institute’s research platform will only be available for research that advances the Fairbanks Institute’s mission of improving community and public health through the study of chronic diseases common to the Indiana population. Q: What types of organizations … Read more

Research Platform Description

The Fairbanks Institute’s novel research platform is based on the integration of biological samples collected from the population of Indianapolis and other Indiana communities with extensive clinical, demographic, and epidemiological information gathered both retrospectively and prospectively from the community. The Fairbanks Institute is conducting the Indiana Health Study to collect samples and information for the … Read more

Community Outreach and Engagement Committee

The Fairbanks Institute Community Outreach and Engagement Committee serves as a resource for the Fairbanks Institute Board, management and the Science and Policy Committee by facilitating the flow of information to and from the community.


Cynthia Helphingstine Ph.D. President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Cynthia Helphingstine is President and Chief Operating Officer of the Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities. She is an entrepreneurial executive, specializing in life sciences start-ups. Dr. Helphingstine has a record of successfully bringing together diverse stakeholders to create companies and launch initiatives that impact healthcare research. … Read more

Board of Directors

Craig Brater M.D., Chair Dean Indiana University School of Medicine, Chair   Leonard J. Betley Chairman Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation   Virginia Caine M.D. Director Marion County Department of Public Health   David Johnson President and Chief Executive Officer BioCrossroads John Lechleiter Ph.D. President and Chief Executive Officer Eli Lilly and Company   Mitch Roob … Read more


The Fairbanks Institute is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2006 with a $500,000 gift from the Guidant Foundation and a $10 million gift from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation in collaboration with BioCrossroads, the Indiana University School of Medicine, Regenstrief Institute, and other Indianapolis community health leaders. The Fairbanks Institute is sponsoring the Indiana Health … Read more

Our Mission

The mission of the Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities is to improve the community and public health by facilitating research breakthroughs that will lead to new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat chronic diseases.