Expertise, training and histology assistance

The Histology Core Facility offers training, expertise, and assistance for a wide range of histology techniques and sample processing, including:

  • an extensive method library and in-person histology expertise;
  • assistance, in-depth training, and equipment for most standard histological techniques;
  • reagents for processing tissues and a variety of staining protocols on a cost-recovery basis;
  • supplies for sectioning paraffin and frozen tissues;
  • in-house staining station for H&E, PAS and other standard stains; and
  • staining station for immunohistochemistry (IHC).


Histology equipment for Health Sciences research

The facility can assist with equipment, training, and expert assistance for histology needs in:

  • tissue fixation and preparation (chemical and cryo);
  • tissue processing and embedding;
  • tissue sectioning (FFPE and cryo);
  • slide staining (H&E, PAS, IHC, etc.); and
  • digital microscopy. 



For more information or for training prior to booking equipment, please email the facility histologist.

Booking calendars for shared equipment are provided via QReserve. For any issues with booking shared equipment, please email