Histology & Research Laboratory

COVID-19 update: The Histology & Research Laboratory is in minimal operations mode, with staff only coming to campus for critical functions (e.g., if an alarm goes off). Please direct any questions to Joe Menth, interim BLS Program Director, menth001@umn.edu.

The Histology & Research Laboratory provides comprehensive histology services to researchers working with human and non-human biospecimens.

Services provided

  • Animal necropsy
  • Tissue grossing
  • FFPE processing/embedding (includes large tissue work)
  • OCT embedding
  • Custom sectioning
  • Histochemical stains
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
  • Immunofluorescence (IF)
  • Tissue microarray (TMA) construction
  • Student Training
  • Equipment training and rental
  • Pathologist consultation


The 1008 ft2 laboratory is located in room B173 of the Phillips Wangensteen Building.