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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. 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.


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 H.I.S Lab Location MPRL Location

Mon-Thur 8:30am-4pm
Fri 8:30am-3pm

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


Name Role Phone Email Location
Thomas Giordano, MD, PhD
TMPSR Director
4520D MSRB1
Dafydd Thomas, MD, PhD
MPRL Director, HIS Co-Director
4520A MSRB1
Michelle Vinco
MPRL Lab Manager
4500 MSRB1
Paul Harms, MD, PhD
HIS Core Co-Director
NCRC 36-1221-04
Chelsea Decker HT (ASCP)
HIS Lead Technician
4504 MSRB1
Kathy Toy HT (ASCP) QIHC
HIS Technician
4504 MSRB1
Kylyn Warren
HIS Technician
4504 MSRB1