Human Tissue Procurement Service
The tissue procurement component of this shared resource consists of an IRB-approved Human Tissue Procurement Service (HTPS), located within the Emory University Hospital and the Winship Cancer Institute, with affiliated banking sites at Grady Memorial and Emory Midtown Hospitals. Quality assurance of specimens provided is by members of the Department of Pathology.
Tumor and normal control tissues, along with other biospecimens associated with specialized protocols, are procured as frozen, fresh, fixed, embedded or other specialized preparation. Tissues are distributed to Winship investigators with IRB-approved protocols to further the clinical, translational, basic and epidemiologic research. The lab is capable of processing high volumes of tissue samples derived from remnant surgical tissue samples and works in close collaboration with members of each of the main and developing scientific programs of the Winship.
Research Pathology Core Lab
Conveniently located on the 5th floor of Winship Building C, the Research Pathology Lab is a full service pathology lab. The lab is highly utilized by all Winship research programs and is the source of histologic services for HTPS quality assurance.
The laboratory can provide for nearly all tissue-based needs of investigators. It is equipped with the following:
- An automated tissue processor
- An embedding station
- Three microtomes and water baths
- An automated slide labeler
- An automated stainer and coverslipper
- An automated immunohistochemical stainer
For digital pathology, the lab provides:
- A cryostat
- A manual tissue microarrayer
- A semi-automated mircoarrayer
- A laser capture microdissection system
- An Olympus Nanozoomer whole-slide scanner
Additional equipment includes:
- A fume hood for manual histologic staining of cryostat sections or benchtop IHC staining.
- A two-headed microscope with digital camera and imaging software for image capturing.
- Director, Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource
- Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Dr. Sica specializes in the pathology of neuroendocrine tumors of the lung and serves as the director of the Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource.
Please acknowledge the Core Facility in all publications as follows:
Research reported in this publication was supported in part by the Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and NIH/NCI under award number P30CA138292. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.