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 can include immunolocalization for proteins or RNA/DNA using bright-field or fluorescent microscopy and multiple color combinations.
- Digital slide scanning, tissue microarray construction, and laser microdissection services are also available. Preclinical and clinical trial histopathology and immunolocalization are fully supported using standard operating procedures.
- Services are available to all investigators and inquiries are always welcomed.
Acknowledgments of specific instrument use and/or core service is a metric tracked by both the institution and NIH as a measure of core productivity.
Please acknowledge 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, and/or imaging, please consider co-authorship.
For those using the Leica 7000, please include the following: “This work utilized a LEICA 7000 laser microdissection microscope purchased with an NIH shared instrumentation grant 1S10OD016350-01.”