Pathology Services Core

Overview of Services

The Pathology Services Core provides high quality, comprehensive pathology services for pre-clinical and clinical studies. Services: Histopathology including tissue processing, routine frozen and paraffin slide preparation, Tissue MicroArrays, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization (ISH, FISH), digital pathology and digital spatial profiling (protein & RNA). The PSC has access to UNC-CH's tissue archive and faciliates and coordinates clinical studies. Equipment and Technology: GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler (NanoString), Bond III & Rx Autostainers, Ventana Stainer, XL Autostainer, HYBrite Slide Stainer, Image Analysis with Aperio Toolbox/GENIE, Definiens Tissue Studio, and Visiopharm, Slide Scanning with a Versa 200, ScanScope AT2 and Scan Scope FL scanners, Tissue Arrayers, Leica Processors, Embedding Stations, Microtomes, Cassette & Slide Labelers.

Please note this PSC policy: Multiple sections per slide from same or multiple blocks will be charged per section. 

To submit samples to the PSC:

1) Submit a request in ilabs.

2) Label all sample containers with PI/Submittor name and ILabs Request Number (PSC-XX-XXX).

3) Brinkhous-Bullitt (160 Medical Drive); 9th Floor: Submit samples on PSC table outside the elevators.

4) Email Gaby with drop-off confirmation at 



Sara Wobker, MD, MPH

Faculty Advisor-Clinical

Hannah Atkins, PhD, DVM

Faculty Advisor-Digital Pathology

Rani Sellers, PhD, DVM, DACVP

Acting Faculty Director-PreClinical Toxicology


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location



160 Medical Drive

9th Floor Brinkhous Bullit Building

Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
Gaby De la Cruz
Facility Director
BB 919
Charlene Santos, MBA
Operations Director
LCCC 21-225