Our mission is to improve human and animal health by accelerating research using histology and light microscopy procedures.

The Molecular Pathology Core (MPC) is based in the Experimental Pathology Division of the Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine and opened January 1, 2001. We can be referenced using RRID:SCR_016601.

MPC is a comprehensive histology and microscopy facility for paraffin and frozen blocks and for all aspects of specimen collection, preparation, fixation, processing, staining, and analysis.

  • Staining  methods include histology special stains and immunolocalization for proteins or RNA/DNA using bright-field or fluorescent microscopy.
  • Digital slide scanning, tissue microarray construction, laser microdissection services, and Nanostring GeoMX digital spatial profiling services are also available.
  • Services are available to all investigators and inquiries are welcomed.


Acknowledgments of specific instrument use and core services are metrics tracked by both the institution and NIH as a measure of core productivity.

Please consider acknowledging Core services using “Molecular Pathology Core at the College of Medicine, University of Florida”, and names of staff members instrumental in your work. For more substantial contributions including preparation of new protocols, significant contributions to your experiment design, imaging or image analysis, please consider co-authorship.

For those using the Leica 7000 LMD microscope, please include the following: “This work utilized a LEICA 7000 laser microdissection microscope purchased with an NIH shared instrumentation grant 1S10OD016350-01.”

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