Biomaterials and Histopathology Lab
Residents and students can become involved in implant studies and basic research that will help them evaluate new products throughout their careers.
About the Lab
Specifically available equipment includes Leica ASP 300 tissue processor, Shandon Hypercenter XP tissue processor, Leica paraffin embedding center, several microtomes, including a Olympus CUT 4055 and a Reichert Jung sledge microtome, A model high-resolution radiography system (Model 43805 Faxitron), histological staining area under a fume hood, several microscopes including a Zeiss Universal (capable of ultraviolet fluorescence, phase contrast, polarized light, and photomicrography), high-resolution Faxitron X-ray unit, Siemens K-2 microradiography unit, six diamond saws (four high speed, two low speed), grinding machine for undecalcified histological sections, and analytical balance. An Image Pro-Plus image analysis system as well as digital cameras can be coupled to any of the microscopes for quantitative histomorphometric measurements of histological sections.
Research laboratory is staffed by Sara Landschoot, HTL. Sara is a registered histotechnologist. She is HTL certified by The American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Sara has experience in histologic techniques, including: routine and special staining; enzyme histochemistry; immunohistochemistry; electron microscopy; molecular pathology; cytogenetics; Mohs; cytology; grossing; and photography.