May 29, 2012

Translational Pathology Shared Resource to hold open house Wednesday, May 30

The Translational Pathology Shared Resource (TPSR) announced the opening of its new laboratory at S-1310 Medical Center North.

To celebrate the opening, TPSR will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 30, from 1-3 p.m. Everyone is invited to visit the new space, meet the staff and explore how the TPSR can help advance your research.

TPSR consists of three integrated divisions: Research Histology, Comparative Pathology and Tissue Acquisition. The newly renovated space is home to the Research Histology and Comparative Pathology Divisions and is open for regular business between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The renovation was made possible by institutional support from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, including contributions from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Division of Animal Care and the Office of Research as well as a $1.3 million ARRA supplement to the Cancer Center Support Grant.

The Research Histology Division provides routine histology services, immunohistochemistry including full-scale antibody development for novel biomarkers, and has the capability to construct custom tissue microarrays. In addition, the division offers training and support for the use of two laser capture microscopes.

The Comparative Pathology Division provides clinical testing and anatomic pathology services for laboratory animals including services such as hematology, clinical chemistry, mouse phenotyping and a  necropsy suite that is available by reservation for investigator use.

The Tissue Acquisition Division provides collection and distribution of identified and de-identified human tissue samples suitable for molecular, biochemical, or tissue analysis. The division has expanded the hematologic malignancy tumor bank, and increased accessibility to the de-identified solid tumor bank.

Learn more about TPSR at http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=tpsr.