People, Facilities and Equipment


The Histology Research Laboratory is staffed by a director, a manager, 2 histotechnicians, and a student employee. Three board certified veterinary pathologists from the Department of Comparative Pathobiology are available for consultation and collaboration.


The Histology Research Laboratory, a division of the Center for Clinical Translational Research, is a CTSI-Indiana core research facility in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Histology Research Laboratory (1952 sq ft) consists of two laboratories (one for soft tissue and one for hard tissue histology), a slide digitization room, an office and 2 necropsy rooms.


The Histology Research Laboratory has equipment for routine paraffin (VIP Six Automated Tissue Processor, and a Tissue-Tek Embedding Station), plastic and cryo embedding. Equipment for slide preparation includes 2 Leica semi-automatic rotary microtomes, a Leica cryostat, and EXACT saw and grinding equipment. The laboratory has a Shandon automatic H&E slide stainer and a DAKO Autostainer for IHC. Slides are digitized using a Leica ScanScope slide scanner.

If you would like further information about the Histology Research Laboratory please contact:

Abigail Cox, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Director, Histology Research Laboratory
Tel: 765-494-7548

MacKenzie McIntosh
Manager, Histology Research Laboratory
Tel: 765-494-7548

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