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
  • 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.

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.