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  • Fully equipped laboratories for tissue collection, processing, histology, and immunohistochemistry work
  • Six liquid nitrogen freezers with 40,000 total sample capacity, equipped with electronic monitoring, automated fill and alarm systems
  • Workstations for data collection and management; access to hospital databases
  • Daily access to Tissue Tek VIP automatic tissue processor
  • BioCare Medical Nemesis 7200 IHC Automated Slides Stainer (continuous access, 72-slide capacity)
  • BioCare Medical IQ3000 Kinetic Slide Stainer for temperature controlled incubations and in situ hybridization protocols (36-slide capacity)
  • Pathology Devices Semi-Automated Tissue Microarray Maker (TMArrayer) for both paraffin embedded and frozen tissues
  • Instrumedics Paraffin Tape Transfer System for sectioning and optimal tissue recovery from TMA blocks
  • Olympus BX41 Microscope with motorized scanning stage, light, phase contrast, fluorescence, and digital imaging capabilities
  • Two Leica 1850 Cryostats and one 1800 Cryostat all with Peltier cooling for preparation of frozen section slides
  • Leica RM2255 Full-Automated Microtome and several other microtomes for cutting of blocks and preparation of paraffin section slides
  • Hacker-Bright Model 5030 Microtome for cutting of blocks and preparation of methacrylate section slides
  • Leica LMD 7000 Laser Capture Microdissection System

Director

Marta Couce, MD
Professor, Pathology
marta.couce@UHhospitals.org

Associate Director of IHC

Dawn M. Dawson, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology
dmd2@case.edu

Medical Advisor

Joseph E. Willis, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology
joseph.willis@case.edu