Human Tissue Core

Human Tissue & Pathology Core

The human tumor acquisition, histology, and immunohistochemistry resource is to establish human tissue procurement at Meharry Medical College/Nashville General Hospital, to enhance translational research efforts at Meharry Medical College and increase the collection of tissues form African Americans and other minority groups.

The Human Tissue & Pathology Core provides tissue collection and storage services and access to human tissue, histology services, and specialized equipment. The Core collects human tissues prospectively from routine surgical resections and autopsies for use in basic, translational, and clinical research. Only remnant tissue samples not needed for diagnostic purposes are collected. Tissues are available fresh, snap frozen, or in a variety of fixatives, and normal, neoplastic, and other diseased tissues are available. Histology services include paraffin embedding, paraffin sectioning, automated Hematoxylin and Eosin staining, frozen sectioning, special stains, immunohistochemistry and other specialized processing and sectioning services.

Contact:

Billy R. Ballard, MD
Director Meharry Medical College
Harold D. West Basic Sciences Building 3106
1005 D. B. Todd Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208
E-mail: brballard@mmc.edu

Kieosha Williams
Research Assistant Sr.
Office phone (615) 327-6212
Lab phone (615) 327-6603
Fax: (615) 321-2939
E-mail: kwilliams@mmc.edu