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Histopathology Core Facility

Facilities and Equipment

Coverslipper and multistainer for histology and cytopathology.
Coverslipper and multistainer for histology and cytopathology.

The National Eye Institute's Histopathology Core Facility provides expertise and up-to-date technical services for histological (under a light microscope or electron microscope) and cytological analyses for all of NEI and other NIH scientists. Additionally, the NEI Histopathology Core provides services for the pathological diagnosis of ocular diseases for clinicians. This data can be made available in a visual or quantitative format.

The NEI Histopathology Core Facility is a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Approved (CLIA) lab, CLIA ID #21D0952944, licensed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Core Services

The Core staff provides technical assistance in the development and optimization of histopathological and morphometric techniques, including the following:

Sample preparation and sectioning

Slide processing


Staff Picture
Histology Core: (left to right) Michelle Roof, Janelle Cole, Chi-Chao Chan (seated), Doretha Huntely , and Iris Wise.

Name Title E-mail
Chi-Cho Chan, M.D. Head
Mones Abu-Asab Biologist/Electron Microscopist
Iris Wise Lead Histologist
Janelle Coles Histologist
Michelle Roof Histologist (part time)
Narva Thompson Histologist (part time)

Last Reviewed: November 2012

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health