The McGowan Institute operates a state-of-the-art histology laboratory in our Bridgeside Point II facility. The laboratory 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 Julia Hart. Julia received her Master's degree in 2010 from Duquesne University and brings over 10 years of experience working in histology, private, and academic research laboratories.
Lori Walton, the laboratory's immunohistochemistry specialist, also brings over 20 years of experience to the laboratory and has worked in a histology laboratory setting as well as in clinical diagnostic and research labs. She formerly worked as the Immunohistochemistry Development Technician at Presbyterian Hospital and for transplant surgery at the Starzl Institute at Research Histology Services (Starzl Biomedical building).
Our Histology Lab offers any special stain or immunolabel your research requires, including work up protocols for new antibodies.
The services in the histology laboratory can be customized to fit the needs of any research program. Contact histology laboratory manager Julia Hart about any special projects, stains, or requests from your laboratory. She welcomes any suggestions or comments.
Contact information: Julia Hart
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
450 Technology Drive, Suite 348
Pittsburgh, PA 15219