National Psoriasis Foundation


National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBank

National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBankThe National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBank is a collection of biological samples and clinical information used by qualified scientists to advance the field of psoriasis genetics. Once completed, the National Psoriasis BioBank will be the largest collection of psoriasis DNA samples in the world, moving scientists closer to understanding the causes of psoriatic diseases, discovering more and better treatments and finding a cure.

The BioBank is currently collecting DNA from people with and without psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis. Simply by donating your DNA—a blood sample and a swab of your cheek cells—and providing your medical history, you can help the effort to find a cure.

BioBank Research

You can help find a cure for psoriatic diseases whether or not you have psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Learn more about what it takes to participate in the BioBank. Help find a cure »

Current studies using BioBank samples

The BioBank is a critical tool for the study of the genetics of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Find out why »

BioBank FAQs:

We answer the most commonly asked questions about the BioBank.

Who was Victor Henschel?

Victor Henschel struggled with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for many decades. Read how his family honored his memory by providing the funding to start the Victor Henschel BioBank.

National Psoriasis Foundation Our Mission: To drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.