The Histology Core laboratory serves as a primary resource for the Department of Physiology and Biophysics faculty, staff and students as well as investigators from external departments and institutions on a fee-for-service basis.
The laboratory is staffed by Joshua Jefferson and directed by Heather A. Drummond, PhD. Both are available to assist with any inquiries.
General histology: Routine processing, embedding and sectioning of paraffin and frozen tissues. Glycomethacrylate processing and sectioning is available upon request.
Special histological staining: A wide array of routine and special histological staining is performed in accordance with established Protocols. PAS, HE, etc.
Immunohistochemistry: Manual and automated immunohistochemistry services are available for established procedures and protocols. Consultation services are available for developing new protocols for antibodies with unknown specificities.
Light microscopy, epifluorescence and image analysis: The laboratory offers services and training in assessment of basic histology as well as more complex image analysis (e.g. quantitative analysis of immunohistochemical data, stereology).
Vibrotome for gelatin sections.
General training: Training for microtome use, cryosectioning, histological or immunohistochemical staining and image analysis is available at an hourly rate.
Histology services request