Histology Assessment

Histology is an essential component of all in vivo musculoskeletal studies. This core will enhance existing research by centralizing histologic efforts to achieve high quality and reasonably priced histology for center investigators, and to ensure, in collaboration with the other Cores, a cost-effective, efficient, integrated, hierarchical approach to evaluation of tissue phenotypes.

Contact: Contact Ernestina Schipani, PhD when beginning a project for guidance on experimental design and the appropriate Faculty and Core expert to contact next.

Core Leadership

Services Offered and Prices

1. See the Standard Operating Procedures menu item, Histology Workflow and SOPs, for more information on the Cryosectioning, Paraffin and Plastic embedding and sectioning services. The various Workflow and SOPs describe the prep work, steps, and where each of the services listed below (items 3 & 4) would be involved in the process. Also available is booklet containing all the protocols relative to plastic thin sectioning and histomorphometric analysis of the sections.

2. The Histology Core is using iLab to process histology requests. Requests for service may be submitted on the UMICH Orthopaedic Research Laboratories (ORL) Histology Core iLab page. Help or general information on using the iLab site can be found here.

3. Full Service Histology (services provided by Ms. Whitinger)

4. Self Service Histology (services provided to members of the P30; training provided by MiMHC Core personnel)

Referencing Core services in manuscripts

Use the following in manuscripts that utilize core services:

"Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P30 AR069620. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”