Animal Histopathology Core

To sup­port UNC’s Line­ber­ger Com­pre­hens­ive Can­cer Cen­ter, the An­im­al His­to­path­o­logy Core Fa­cil­ity, run by a board-cer­ti­fied veter­in­ary patho­lo­gist, of­fers high-qual­ity pre­par­a­tion and pro­cessing of frozen and fixed tis­sue sec­tions, along with edu­ca­tion re­gard­ing ap­pro­pri­ate har­vest­ing, fix­a­tion, Immunology, and se­lec­tion of his­to­lo­gic­al pro­ced­ures.


Routine Histology

  • Processing
  • Embedding
  • Sectioning (paraffin and frozen)
  • H&E and special stains

Additional Services

  • Model selection and tissue collection recommendations
  • Consultation with veterinary pathologist by appointment
  • IHC and in situ hybridization by special arrangement

NOTE: Tissues must be submitted in appropriate fixative in clearly labeled containers. Any potential human or animal pathogens, especially in frozen blocks, must be declared. Both human and animal tissues may be submitted.

More Information

This core facility is under the direction of Faculty Director Stephanie Montgomery, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ACVP, and Facility Director Dawud Hilliard, MPM, HTL (ASCP) QIHC. Staff includes Lily Wai, Histotechnologist; Traci Raley, Histotechnologist; and Amanda Brown, Histotechnologist.

We would appreciate that all work provided by the Animal Histopathology Core which is included in a publication record should acknowledge the contribution of the core facility.  Proper acknowledgment of our core facility enables us to obtain financial and other support so we may continue to provide essential services at a low cost.  It would be appreciated if you sent a copy of the accepted manuscript and/or published paper to  

In addition, if any facility personnel makes a substantial intellectual and/or experimental contribution to a publication they deserve recognition just as any other co-author.  This is essential for the professional development of our staff.  We recommend scientists follow the “ABRF Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts”.  

Please include in your publication acknowledgements:
Animal histopathology was performed within the LCCC Animal Histopathology Core Facility at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The LCCC Animal Histopathology Core is supported in part by an NCI Center Core Support Grant (CA16086) to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.