The Pathology Research Core at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center provides a variety of services to meet the needs of many researchers. Core personnel provide technical support for routine morphology based techniques including tissue processing and embedding, routine and special histochemical staining, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, and electron microscopy.

In addition to providing histological services, Pathology is also home to the BioBank. The BioBank consists of human tissue specimens available to researchers with proper IRB approval. The BioBank also serves as a storage facility for investigator-driven studies.

Core staff members have a variety of backgrounds in both clinical and research science, and can provide helpful information to assist researchers in getting the best possible data from their tissues. The core also has Pathologists on hand to help guide a project, interpret results, and collaborate on publications when necessary. Imaging assistance is also available for presentation or publication needs.

We recommend that investigators meet with core personnel before starting a project to determine how best to proceed with harvesting and fixation of tissues, and how collaboration with the Pathology Research Core can lead to the best possible outcome.