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The Marsico Lung Institute collaborates with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Pathology Services Core and with the UNC Microscopy Services Laboratory to provide histology services to investigators associated with the Marsico Lung Institute. The objective of these Cores is to provide high quality light and electron microscopy services, respectively, in support of the research goals of our investigators.


FigureThe UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Pathology Services Core provides expertise in histology for light microscopy, including prosection, tissue fixation, processing, embedding, sectioning, staining and cover slipping of paraffin, frozen, soft plastic tissue sections, and airway cells grown on porous membrane supports. In addition to the routine H&E (Hematoxylin & Eosin) and AB-PAS (Alcian Blue- Periodic Acid Schiffs) stain, the Core provides a wide array of special stains.

The UNC Microscopy Services Laboratory provides expertise in all aspects of transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Services include: specialized and routine fixation, tissues processing, ultramicrotomy, staining, photomicrograph production, and analysis. Access to a high pressure freezer and automated freeze substitution is also available.

For more information, please visit the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Histopathology Services and the UNC Microscopy Services Laboratory pages.

Contact Information

Gabriela E. De la Cruz
Facility Director
Phone: (919) 445-4179
Electron microscopy:
Victoria Madden, BS, MSA
Phone: (919) 966-2413