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Biospecimen & Histology 
Histology Resources
Histology & Micro-Imaging CoreCarlos A Castro
The Histology and Micro-Imaging Core provides high-quality, rapid-tissue processing and imaging services. The tissue-to-image approach allows investigators to request services, drop off samples, and receive interpretation, images, or image analyses of their processed samples according to their needs. Location: Oakland, MWRI
Histology Core at John G. Rangos Sr. Research CenterRebecca Uhlean
The Histology Core at John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center provides high-quality individualized histological services, including tissue processing and embedding, sectioning, routine stains and novel antibody workup. Location: Lawrenceville, RANCH
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Histology LabJulia Hart
The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Histology Lab prepares and mounts tissue sections from fixed or frozen tissue. Due to health and safety requirements, human tissue must be fixed. Expert staff members support a variety of tissue staining methods. Custom protocol development also available. Location: Riverside, BRDG2
Pitt Biospecimen Core (PBC)Christina Kline
The Pitt Biospecimen Core provides human sample procurement in multiple UPMC hospitals across Pittsburgh. Standard operating procedures for procurement and processing are developed for each project in partnership with each study's principal investigator. A rigorous quality assurance program ensures SOP compliance. In addition to specimen banking and pathology consultation, research histology services by expert histology specialists are also available. Location: Shadyside, SHDY & Oakland, MAGEE
Tissue Culture and Histology Core FacilityKatherine Davoli
The Tissue Culture and Histology Core Facility within the Department of Ophthalmology offers support from tissue processing to H&E staining for FFPE or fresh frozen specimens. Basic and advanced tissue culture techniques are available. The core is open to all researchers with a vision-related project regardless of department or institutional affiliation. Training is available for user-operated access to all equipment or services can be performed by facility staff. Location: Uptown, MERCY
Specimen Acquisition
Magee Obstetric Medical and Infant Database and BiobankJeanette Wellman
The Magee Obstetric Medical and Infant (MOMI) Database and Biobank contains a collection of obstetric biological materials from prenatal visits through delivery along with annotated clinical information. In addition to specimen access, MOMI staff can provide study design assistance as needed. Location: Oakland, MAGEE
Neuropathology Brain BankContact
The Neuropathology Brain Bank is a biorepository specializing in the collection of brains from deceased adults with neurodegenerative diseases. A limited number of pediatric cases involving genetic disorders are included. Location: Oakland, SCAIF
Pitt BioRepository DatabasePaul Wood
The Pitt BioRepository Database is a searchable database of biorepositories at the University of Pittsburgh. Principal investigator contact information is provided to facilitate collaboration.
Pitt Biospecimen Core (PBC)Christina Kline
The Pitt Biospecimen Core provides human sample procurement in multiple UPMC hospitals across Pittsburgh. Standard operating procedures for procurement and processing are developed for each project in partnership with each study's principal investigator. A rigorous quality assurance program ensures SOP compliance. In addition to specimen banking and pathology consultation, research histology services by expert histology specialists are also available. Location: Shadyside, SHDY & Oakland, MAGEE
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