Histopathology Facility

Immunostaining

The primary function of the Histopathology Facility is to serve as a research resource for processing and evaluation of tissue specimens derived from experimental protocols carried out by staff investigators. Projects involve experimental tumor models and clinical specimens that require histological and/or cytological evaluation.

We provide technical assistance and training for:

  • Tissue processing and sample preparation,
  • Tissue fixation and embedding in paraffin and OCT
  • Section cutting and cryosections,
  • Detection of protein expression by immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence,
  • Detection of common markers like Ki-67, PCNA, p-histone H3, cleaved caspase-3,
  • BrdU and TUNEL assay.
 
Contact: Sandra Pinton

Zeiss Palm System


Equipment

  • Zeiss Primo Star wide-field microscope,
  • Zeiss SteREO Discovery.v8 advanced modular stereomicroscope,
  • PALM MicroBeam System for laser microdissection and microablation of cells and tissue fragments.