Mouse Pathology Workshop
A mouse pathology workshop, offered several times each year, is designed to help students and researchers acquire or enhance their skills in preparing mouse tissues and samples for histologic and hematologic analyses.
Topics are in part set according to the interests of the participants. Areas covered may include: collecting mouse tissues; organizing information using a standard template; obtaining automated blood counts and preparing blood smears; preparing samples for chemistry/lipid analyses; preparing tissues for paraffin embedding and sectioning.
Additional topics may include: blood draw for blood counts and serum tests; detailed dissection methods for mammary glands, lung, and/or other organs that require special care; cardiac perfusion techniques; brief discussion on various injection styles, e.g., i.p., i.m., i.d., sc; frozen OCT slide preparations.
Contact MPC Staff (514-3500, firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on enrollment.
Mouse Pathology Rounds
At mouse pathology rounds, which take place several times each year, investigators meet to describe their studies to colleagues and to experts in mouse pathology, followed by a discussion of the pathologic findings, including their signficance. Contact Scott Kogan (514-1590, email@example.com) for information on the next scheduled rounds or to arrange to have your findings discussed.
Available for consultation and teaching are Core Co-directors Lisa Coussens and Scott Kogan. Drs. Coussens and Kogan can assist with study design and interpretation and can arrange for referral to experts in mouse pathology at UCSF and at outside institutions.