Tissue Analysis Laboratory
The objective of the Tissue Analysis Laboratory is to provide the tools for students and faculty to evaluate tissues at the structural, cellular, and molecular level.
The Tissue Analysis facility centers around core competencies in the areas of histological evaluation and gene expression analysis. Histology protocols include sectioning and staining to assess tissue morphology and cellular phenotypes. Gene expression analysis involves nucleic acid isolation, amplification, and quantification in order to determine the molecular characteristics of cells and tissues. This facility currently contains multiple fume hoods, a rotary microtome for histology, PCR thermocyclers, a gel imaging station, and electrophoresis chambers.