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Histology Lab

The McGowan Institute operates a, state-of-the-art histology laboratory in our Bridgeside Point facility.  The lab development was funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration and is under the administrative leadership of Dr. Stephen Badylak.  Histology is an essential tool in the development of tissue engineering and cellular therapies, and allows for timely and detailed interpretation of in vitro and in vivo experimental results.  Bridgeside Point II is the hub for the Institute’s research, and the close proximity of the histology lab to the research laboratories is crucial to the rapid assessment of our emerging technologies. 

The laboratory is managed by Lori Walton.  Lori brings 22 years of experience to our laboratory and has worked in both a histology and general science laboratory setting as well as in clinical diagnostic and research labs. She formerly worked as the Immunohistochemistry Development Technician at Presbyterian Hospital and most recently as Interim Manager at Research Histology Services (Starzl Biomedical building).

Lori Walton is prepared to train anyone who wants to personally use the histology lab, so that faculty and students can make use of the facilities.  The most commonly requested histological stains include:

  • H&E (Hematoxylin and Eosin)
  • Masson’s Trichrome
  • PAS (Periodic Acid Schiff)
  • Silver Stains
  • Verhoff’s
  • Elastic Trichrome
  • Picro-Sirrus red
  • Safarin O/Fast Green
  • Immunohistochemistry

The services in the histology laboratory can be customized to fit the needs of any research program.  Contact Lori about any special projects, stains, or requests from your laboratory. She welcomes any suggestions or comments.

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Contact information:           Lori Walton
                                        McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Histology Lab Manager
                                        450 Technology Drive Suite 348 Pittsburgh, PA 15219
                                        (412) 624-5265


Updated 06-Oct-2014