The primary objective of the Experimental Tissue Shared Resource (ETR) is to provide basic, translational and clinical cancer center researchers access to, and analysis of human and animal tissues.
The histology component has provided high-quality service at below-market recharge rates, with short turn-around times to cancer center members who are mainly pursuing translational research on human cancer specimens or studying rodent models of human cancer. Whenever required, we customize services to meet the special needs of cancer center members. These features have made our histology services superior to those available from commercial vendors, contributing to usage growth. ETR services contributed to a total of 14 publications (of which, 10 are cancer related) in the prior funding period. Analytical services, used by 15 investigators, have been particularly valuable to investigators pursuing translational and clinical research projects. The resource continues to evolve, integrating expertise in specialty analytical services, mouse pathology, histopathology consultation, and molecular pathology which will assist cancer center investigators using prognostic and diagnostic gene signatures.
Director: Robert Edwards, M.D.
Facility Manager: Kehui Wang
Finance Manager: Lillian Dalgleish
Location: Medical Science Building I, D-450, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
For more information about this resource or to request service, please visit the Experimental Tissue (Pathology) home page.