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Medical Education and Laboratory Support Services (MELSS)

Histology Unit

Routine and specialized histological procedures

Histological support for research and teaching

Microtome knife sharpening services

The Histology laboratory provides routine and specialized histological support services primarily to investigators within the Faculty of Medicine, and upon request to other researchers in the university community. These services include processing, embedding, sectioning and staining of necropsy and surgical specimens utilizing frozen, paraffin and plastic resin embedding techniques. Both technologists, Iliana Dimitrova and Corinne Mercer, are available to assist, recommend or perform any of the techniques used in this laboratory. Services are provided on a first come, first serve basis with a set fee applied for cost recovery purposes. For further information on the charges involved please contact the histology unit, room 2808.


Tissue Tek VIP-6 Automatic tissue processor   Leica RM 2125RT rotary microtome
Leica EG1150C/EG1150Hembedding station Leica RM 2135 rotary microtome
Leitz Base Sledge microtome 1300   Leica RM 2165 rotary microtome
Leitz Kryomat TKL-E   Leica CM3050S cryostat
Shandon Elliott Knife Sharpener    

Contact Person:

Iliana Dimitrova
Phone: (709) 864-3362
Fax: (709) 864-4987
Danielle Gardiner
Phone: (709) 864-3362
Fax: (709) 864 - 4987

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