Research Histology Core Lab (RHCL) Tour
As part of the Tissue Biospecimen and Pathology Resource (TBPR), the Research Histology Core Laboratory (RHCL) provides an advanced research histology core facility that supports the histopathologic characterization of human and animal tissue specimens.
The RHCL is led by Dr. Ignacio Wistuba, chair of Translational Molecular Pathology; overseen by Dr. Maria Gabriela Raso, the associate director and assistant professor; and managed by Jacqueline Furr, HT ASCP, B.S. HA.
The RHCL offers routine and advanced cell and tissue-based services to investigators, supporting the entire spectrum of research studies including biomarker studies in clinical trials as well as basic and pre-clinical animal model research. It provides key services, from routine histology procedures to specialized services, such as histochemical stains, immunohistochemistry (IHC), chromogenic in-situ hybridization (CISH), tissue microarray, digital pathology and pathology consultation services.
The Research Histology Core Laboratory (RHCL) is not a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA)-certified laboratory. RHCL therefore does not provide chromogenic in-situ hybridization (CISH), fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH), immunohistochemical staining, tissue microarray preparation or any other service for the purpose of reporting patient-specific results for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of any disease or impairment of, or the assessment of the health of individual patients (42 CFR Ch. IV, 493.3.b.2.). All services are for research use only.