Resource Labs

Histopathology Research Core

The Histopathology Research Core provides standard and customized research specific histology services including routine formalin fixation and paraffin embedding, and sectioning and preparation of frozen sections

The Histopathology Research Core provides standard and customized research specific histology services including routine formalin fixation and paraffin embedding, and sectioning and preparation of frozen sections.  The Core offers routine and special histological stains, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, as well as digitized whole slide imaging using the Aperio Scanscope.  The laboratory has experience with a wide variety of tissues and stain techniques from mice, rats, non-human primates, pigs and humans and in the development of protocols for new antibodies.  Pathology consultation and interpretation is available as needed.

Core Director: Robert B. Colvin, MD
Phone: 617-724-3631
Fax:  617-724-5833
Email:  colvin@helix.mgh.harvard.edu 

Lab Manager: Tricia Della Pelle
Phone: 617-724-2987
Email: tdellapelle@partners.org

Core Administrator: Sarah Zonenshine
Phone: 617-643-6764
Email: szonenshine@partners.org

Services

  • Tissue cassetting, processing and embedding
  • Cutting and staining of paraffin-embedded and cryostat sections
  • Routine and special histological stains
  • Immunohistochemistry, for both routine and novel markers
  • Immunofluorescence, for routine markers
  • Digital imaging using the Aperio Scanscope

Histopathology Research Core

Thier Building
Room 827
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-724-2987
Email: tdellapelle@partners.org