About the Core

The Core provides a full service that includes dissecting and collecting animal tissue specimens, preparation of frozen sections, preparation of RNA probes from customer templates, conducting high-throughput ISH1, whole-slide microscopy (brightfield or fluorescence) and quantification of expression patterns.  We also offer X-gal staining of sections.

1Yaylaoglu MB, Titmus A, Visel A, Alvarez-Bolado G, Thaller C, Eichele G, Dev Dyn. 2005 Oct; 234(2):371-86.

Services Available

The following services are available: 

  • Rodent dissection and tissue embedding
  • Training for dissection and tissue embedding
  • Tissue sectioning (cryostat)
  • mRNA probe preparation
  • RNA in situ hybridization (chromogenic or fluorescent)
  • X-gal staining
  • Whole section imaging (mosaic images), bright field or fluorescent
  • Quantification of RNA in situ hybridization signal (brightfield only) 

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Information for Users

To discuss project details, pricing and scheduling please contact Dr. Cecilia Ljungberg (cecilial@bcm.edu). Here is the current price list for IDDRC members.  Volume discounts are available.

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