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Rodent Histopathology Core Facility (DF/HCC)

Director: Howley, Peter MD

Location: 220 Longwood Ave., Goldenson Building, 126-141, Boston, MA 02115

Core Summary:

The Rodent Histopathology Core was founded in 1999 as one of the pathology cores within the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. The Core was established to provide high quality professional, technical, and educational pathology services. The ultimate goal of the facility has been to support investigator research that leads to the identification of pathologic processes in mice and can be directly translatable to human disease.

The core provides an essential and unique service to the many Center members and labs invested in mouse research. While many commercial and academic histology services are available, no other service is available that offers comparable high quality service with rapid turn around time and highly experienced professional supervision. The educational mission of the Core also adds an important dimension.

Institutions:
  • Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
  • Harvard Medical School
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Howley, Peter MD
Phone: (617) 432-2889
Email

Member: Wyner, Lauri
Role: Content Manager
Phone: (617) 432-4947
Email

Member: Zhang, Li
Role: Core Manager; Senior Histologist
Phone: 617-432-2409
Email

Member: General Inquiries
Email

Services:
  • Conventional Staining

  • Educational services

    - One-on-one Slide Review
    - Study Design & Consultation
    - Hands-on Training in Histological Techniques
    - Workshops
    - Pathologist Trainee Program

  • Paraffin & Frozen Sectioning

  • Specialty Histological Staining

    - Bacteria, Fungi, and Inclusion Bodies
    - Carbohydrate and Mucoproteins
    - Connective Tissue and Muscle
    - Cytoplasmic Granules
    - Fats and Lipids
    - Hematologic and Nuclear Elements
    - Nerve Cells and Fibers
    - Pigments and Minerals

  • Tissue Processing & Embedding

  • Tissue Trimming & Cassetting

  • Whole Mouse Necropsy


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Last updated: 2015-01-26T14:09:32.927-06:00