UTMB Research Histopathology Core

 

Overview of Services

 

The Research Histopathology Core (RHC) provides analytical morphology related services to the research teams and educational programs at UTMB. The facility is equipped with the latest available instrumentation and operated by highly skilled personnel, who can assist with tissue preparation, immunohistochemistry including assay optimization, image analysis, digital photomicrography, anatomical consultation, and Insitu hybridization. RHC provides an expanded service including coordinated histopathology support services or develop special protocols to fit your research needs for investigators engaged in research in emerging diseases. We look forward to providing these services to fit your research needs and yield high quality results.

 

Services included:

 

  • Tissue processing and embedding
  • Special microtomy and cryotomy
  • Routine and special staining (ADD HYPERLINK) (PICTURES WILL BE PROVIDED)
  • Immunohistochemistry, manually and automated
  • Immunohistochemistry assay development
  • Insitu Hybridization
  • TUNEL staining (manual)
  • Two color immunohistochemistry
  • Immunofluorescence staining

 

Equipment available for users includes:

 

  • Tissue arrayer
  • Image analysis software
  • Microtome and cryostat
  • Light and epifluorescent microscope with camera
  • Dissecting microscope with photo image software
  • Cytocentrifuge for preparation of cell smears
  • Training, Extended Assistance, and Consultations

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership

 

Gustavo Valbuena, MD PHD | Lab Director

 

Kenneth Escobar, HT ASCP Certified | Lab Manager

Lab phone: 409-747-0735

 

 

Location and Hours of Operation

 

Location

Hours

University of Texas Medical Branch

Keiller 1.11 6 B

Galveston, TX 77555

 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday to Friday  

 

 

 

 

Links and Resources

 

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Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Gustavo Valbuena
Director
 
(409) 747-0735
 
gvalbuen@utmb.edu
 
Keiller 1.116B
 
Kenneth Escobar
Lab Manager/Histotechnoligist
 
(409) 747-0735
 
krescoba@utmb.edu
 
BSB 5.539
 
Kerry Graves
Medical Technologist
 
(409) 747-0735
 
kegraves@utmb.edu
 
BSB 5.539
 
Natalie Dobias
Histotechnoligist
 
(409) 747-0735
 
nsdobias@utmb.edu
 
GNL 5th floor
 

 

 

 

 

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