University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Resources for Investigators Working in Mouse Models of Human Cancer

Scott C. Kogan MD, Co-Director of the Biorepository and Tissue Biomarker Technology Core, is available to provide guidance, education, and consultation for investigators working with mouse cancer models. He can be reached at Scott.Kogan@ucsf.edu or 415-514-1590. 

Comparative Pathology Education

Sandy Borowsky, MD, of the UC Davis Center for Comparative Medicine and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Institute is an international leader in education and training in comparative pathology. As director of the Center for Genomic Pathology, centered at the University of California Davis, Dr. Borowsky is available to guide UCSF investigators and trainees to important educational and training opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming a participant in the Center for Genomic Pathology’s monthly comparative pathology teleconference, please send an email to Scott.Kogan@ucsf.edu.

If you would like to request the opportunity to receive expert input from Dr. Borowsky’s group in any of the following four areas of expertise, please send an email to adborowsky@ucdavis.edu.

  1. Animal models of human disease
  2. Immuno-oncology
  3. Molecular and pathology imaging technology
  4. Experimental breast cancer research

Mouse Pathology Referral Services

Complete expert veterinary pathologic analysis is available through the Comparative Pathology Laboratory at the University of California Davis led by Dr. Stephen Griffey. Live animals as well as tissues can be submitted for review.

To arrange for whole animal necropsy and pathologic analysis contact Melinda Mayorga in the UCSF Laboratory Animal Resource Center. For questions regarding analysis in the UCD Comparative Pathology Laboratory please send an email to cplnecropsy@ucdavis.edu.

Consultations regarding mouse pathologic analysis are available to UCSF investigators through a number of sources including UCSF pathologists with veterinary expertise, the UC Davis Comparative Pathology Laboratory, and experts associated with the Center for Genomic Pathology at UC Davis.

For further guidance and referrals, please contact Scott Kogan, MD, co-director of the Biorepository and Tissue Biomarker Technology Core at the UCSF Cancer Center.