Specimen Services

This facility provides basic histology services. These include fixing, processing and paraffin embedding of all types of tissues for light microscopy (i.e. routine stains, immunohistochemistry or in situ hybridization). Routine hematoxylin and eosin staining as well as special staining is done in the lab. Slides are prepared for immunohistochemistry and in situ and immunohistochemistry.

Frozen sectioning is also available. It is advisable to contact the facility about freezing techniques so the best sections can be obtained.

Mouse Pathology Service

This service provides academically-oriented consultation time and scientific collaboration from an expert veterinary pathologist with expertise in mouse pathology and embryology.  This service is free of charge to investigators at the The Wistar Institute Cancer Center. The goal is to foster and enhance scientific projects that involve animal models of cancer, inflammation, autoimmunity and transgenic and knockout technology, with the intention to publish innovative and academically sound research in premiere scientific literature.  

Dr. David Garlick, DVM, board-certified veterinary pathologist with demonstrated expertise in mouse histopathology, will provide Wistar investigators with project consultation, histology slide evaluation and report preparation, and high-quality image development. See Dr. Garlick's areas of expertise.

Faculty who have pathology inquiries may email Dr. Garlick directly, providing a brief but detailed summary of their experimental protocol, key experimental questions being asked and material provided.

Upon receipt, Dr. Garlick will review the material, and provide a written pathology report along with high-quality images suitable for publication. In addition to email, which is the preferred method of communication, Dr. Garlick will be accessible for phone consultation with the originating investigators, if needed.