Welcome to UNC Translational Pathology Laboratory

Welcome to the new website for the UNC Translational Pathology Laboratory (TPL).  To log in, please use the button below: 

TPL Internal Log In
(Onyen required)

Note: The internal TPL website is restricted to UNC campus access only and login requires an Onyen account.  Off campus access requires use of VPN to connect to the campus network.

Click here for more detailed instructions to connect using VPN.

Customers without a UNC Onyen account can contact the TPL Manager, Mervi Eeva, at phone (919) 843-3409 or email meeva[at]med.unc.edu for additional assistance.

The Translational Pathology Laboratory (TPL) is a core facility in the UNC School of Medicine administered by the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. We offer access to sophisticated digital pathology platforms and study design support to all UNC investigators to enhance translational research.


  1. to provide UNC investigators access to annotated formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) human tissues from the UNC Hospitals surgical pathology archive
  2. to provide histopathology, tissue microarray (TMA) design and construction, slide staining by limited in-situ hybridization (ISH), immunohistochemistry (IHC) & immunofluorescence (IF), and morphological evaluation services
  3. to provide morphological assay development and training services
  4. to provide samples from archived human FFPE tissues for subsequent purification of molecular analytes (DNA, RNA)
  5. to develop digital image analysis technologies for spatial quantification of molecular analytes in intact tissue sections
  6. to develop pathology informatics infrastructure to facilitate integration of data derived from genomics, proteomics, and tissue-based analyses.

The Core provides the only centralized facility on campus to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze fresh, frozen and formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissues and cell lines using morphology-based assays for DNA, RNA, and proteins.


TPL is supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute, the University Cancer Research Fund, and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Contact Us

Faculty Director: C. Ryan Miller, MD, PhD phone (919) 966-4333 email rmiller[at]med.unc.edu

Facility Director: Nana Feinberg, PhD phone (919) 966-9620 email nanan[at]med.unc.edu

Laboratory Manager: Mervi Eeva phone (919) 843-3409 email meeva[at]med.unc.edu


    Please click here or the Instructions tab at the top of the page for details on how to submit materials to TPL.

    TPL Web-Based Image Management