UMICH Tissue & Molecular Pathology Shared Resource

Overview of Services

The Rogel Cancer Center Tissue and Molecular Pathology (TMP) Shared Resource (SR) consists of several distinct, yet complementary services relating to the procurement and evaluation of tissue for research. The Tissue Procurement Core provides pathology sanctioned procurement of surgically resected neoplastic and non-neoplastic tissue (fresh and frozen). The Histology Core and the Molecular Pathology Research Laboratory (MPRL) are fee for service facilities offering a full spectrum of histology and staining services. The staff and directors are always willing to discuss how we can facilitate your research.

Our histology laboratory, HIS (HISTOLOGY IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY SERVICE AKA Research Histology), is a respected resource in providing a quality product for publications and grants for our investigators. We provide timely services that include and are not limited to: processing, embedding, sectioning, H&E, immunohistochemistry, special staining & frozen sectioning.

NOTE: Please remember to acknowledge the HIS core in your publications. Suggested wording:

Research reported in the [Publication/Press Release] was supported by the National Institutes of Health under award number P30 CA04659229 

The mission of the Molecular Pathology Research Laboratory (MPRL) is to assist faculty and trainees in the Department of Pathology and the Rogel Cancer Center with laboratory-based research projects. Directed by Thomas Giordano, MD, PhD and Dafydd Thomas, MD, PhD, the lab offers DNA, RNA and protein extraction, DNA microarray analysis thru the UMCCC Microarray Core, chromogenic and Fluorescense in situ hybridization (CISH/FISH), and more. We also construct tissue microarrays. For a complete list of services offered and examples of projects MPRL has assisted with, explore our left navigation.

Leadership

Thomas Giordano, MD, PhD | Director

Dafydd Thomas, MD, PhD | MPRL Director, HIS Co-Director

Paul Harms, MD, PhD | HIS Core Co-Director

Location and hours of operation

Facility Hours HIS Location MPRL Location

HIS
Mon-Thur 8:30am-5:30pm
Fri 8:30am-4pm

MPRL
Please email before dropping off samples

Rm 4504 MSRB 1
1150 W. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

 

 

Rm 4500 MSRB 1
1150 W. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

 

 

Links and Resources

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Thomas Giordano, MD, PhD
TMPSR Director
 
734-764-6683
 
giordano@med.umich.edu
 
4520D MSRB1
 
Dafydd Thomas, MD, PhD
MPRL Director, HIS Co-Director
 
734-763-2475
 
thomasda@med.umich.edu
 
4520A MSRB1
 
Michelle Vinco
MPRL Lab Manager
 
734-936-8099
 
mlizynes@med.umich.edu
 
4500 MSRB1
 
Paul Harms, MD, PhD
HIS Core Co-Director
 
734-764-4460
 
paulharm@med.umich.edu
 
NCRC 36-1221-04
 
Chelsea Decker HT (ASCP)
HIS Lead Technician
 
734-647-3261
 
cddecker@med.umich.edu
 
4504 MSRB1
 
Kathy Toy HT (ASCP) QIHC
HIS Technician
 
734-647-3261
 
toyk@med.umich.edu
 
4504 MSRB1
 
Christina Watson HT (ASCP)
HIS Technician
 
734-647-3261
 
chriswat@med.umich.edu
 
4504 MSRB1