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Core Facilities

Rodent Histopathology (Pathology)

Rodent Histopathology Core

Liver from a Noonan syndrome knockout mouse showing diffuse infiltration of mature and immature myelocytes in sinusoids and portal areas.
Liver from a Noonan syndrome knockout mouse showing diffuse infiltration of mature and immature myelocytes in sinusoids and portal areas.

The Rodent Histopathology Core focuses on non-human pathology, primarily rodent. Education is a critical aspect of Core services.

This Core provides:

  • Education
    • Core pathologists teach and explain histopathologic diagnosis by examining slides with users
    • Discussions with users often address issues of experimental design and lead to improved quality of fixation
  • Conventional histopathology of paraffin-embedded, hematoxylin, and eosin stained slides
  • Conventional special stains such as PAS, trichrome, and luxol fast blue/cresyl violet

Leadership and Staff

Core Director: Peter Howley, MD, MMS
Core Pathologist: Roderick Bronson, DVM, 617-432-0971
Core Contact, Core Manager: Li Zhang, 617-432-2409

PUBLICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: If research supported by this core facility results in publication, please acknowledge this support by including the following in your publication(s):

We thank Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center in Boston, MA, for the use of the Rodent Histopathology Core, which provided __________ service. Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center is supported in part by an NCI Cancer Center Support Grant # NIH 5 P30 CA06516.