Human Tissue Core

Human Tissue & Pathology Core

The Human Tissue and 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.

Normal, neoplastic, and other diseased tissues are available fresh or snap frozen or in a variety of fixatives. Histology services include paraffin embedding, paraffin sectioning, automated Hematoxylin and Eosin staining, frozen sectioning, special staining, immunohistochemistry, and other specialized processing and sectioning services.

Human and animal pathology diagnostic services and microscopic interpretation of Hematoxylin and Eosin, special stain, and immunohistochemistry are also available, as well as digital photography and descriptions for manuscripts.

The Meharry Medical College Human Tissue Acquisition Shared Resource Core is funded by the U54 Cancer Grant from the National Cancer Institute.


Billy R. Ballard, MD
Director Meharry Medical College
Harold D. West Basic Sciences Building 3106
1005 D. B. Todd Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208

Milicent R. Davis
Administrative Assistant Sr.
Office phone (615) 327-6663
Lab phone (615) 327-6603
Fax: (615) 327-6409