Meet Ohio State's team of collaborators, perfusionists and staff at COPPER Lab

The COPPER Laboratory at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center comprises an accomplished team of multidisciplinary collaborators and staff, all of whom are focused on contributing to novel research innovations for organ perfusion, organ protection, engineering and regeneration. Our team members are dedicated to the development of extended ex-vivo donor organ perfusion. This serves as a platform for organ assessment, repair and modification to improve organ transplant outcomes and increase the number of useable organs from donors.

Our Leaders


Sylvester Black, MD, PhD

Co-Director, COPPER Laboratory

Bryan Whiston, MD, PhD

Bryan Whitson, MD, PhD

Co-Director, COPPER Laboratory


Laboratory Staff