Research Histology and Tissue Imaging Core (RHTIC)

Welcome to the Research Histology and Tissue Imaging Core (RHTIC). We provide a wide range of services focused on the preparation and analysis of both animal model and human tissues. The facility is supported and managed collaboratively by the Research Resources Center and the Department of Pathology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Overview

The RHTIC is located on the 6th floor of the College of Medicine Research Building (909 S. Wolcott Street), in rooms 6100 and 6120. The lab includes state­of­the­art equipment for tissue processing, slide preparation of fixed or frozen specimens, and direct chemical or immunohistochemical staining. We also offer whole slide scanning and image analysis of both brightfield and fluorescent staining. We also offer whole slide scanning and image analysis of both brightfield and fluorescent staining.

If you have histology related questions, please contact Rami Hayajneh, the Facility Manager for Histology (rah153@uic.edu, tel: 312-996-3869) or Sangeeta Sun(ssunny@uic.edu, tel: 312-996-7772). For image acquisition or analysis related questions, please contact Ryan Deaton, the Facility Manager for Imaging (rdeaton@uic.edu, tel: 312-355-4338) or Nathan McMahon (nmcmahon@uic.edu, tel: 312-996-7586).

If you are interested in laser capture microdissection, please contact Dr. Vicky Macias (vmacias@uic.edu, tel: 312-996-7559). All projects require an RRC account number for the Principal Investigator before work can be started.Click here to learn how to set up an RRC account. New projects (whether funded or in the proposal stage) that involve both staining and imaging must have an initial consultation meeting to discuss goals, feasibility and cost estimates. A one­hour consultation is provided for these projects at no charge. Please contact us to schedue a meeting, during which an intake form will be submitted.

To learn more about individual cores please see the links below,

The Academic Director for the RHTIC is Dr. Peter Gann ( pgann@uic.edu). Dr. Andre Kajdacsy­Balla, Director of Transdisciplinary Pathology, serves as the RHIC's consulting pathologist.