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Histochemistry and Tissue Processing Core


Overview of Services


The Histochemistry and Tissue Processing Core, (HTPC) is a full service histology laboratory, providing routine and specialty histology techniques for internal, external academic and corporate investigators. Our laboratory has a wide array of instrumentation, and provides consultation for research projects including tissue processing, cryo sectioning, routine staining, special staining, muscle enzyme histochemistry and immuno-histochemistry. The lab offers TMA services, and can prepare slides from normal controls or provide custom arrays from provided sample blocks.



 As part of the Department of Biomedical Research at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, the HTPC has been in continuous operation since 1986 and is part of the Delaware’s IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). Our Core has published numerous papers, posters, abstracts and articles that have contributed to the works of many investigators.



 Our lab follows LEAN practices, is CLIA certified, and is staffed by ASCP licensed histologists and research technicians.




 Current Research Group

  • Brian Owens, Clinical Research Assistant I (302) 651-6771, ARB-264
  • Terry Kokas, Histology Specialist III (302) 651-6771, ARB-264
  • Bobbie Boyce, Histology Specialist III (Lead Tech) (302) 651-6771, ARB-264
  • Heather Hardy, Histochemistry and Tissue Processing Core Director (302) 651-6827, ARB-258




Location and hours of operation


Rockland Rd, ARB Room 264

Wilmington DE, 19803-1600

M: (302) 651-6771 | F: (302) 651-5010

Monday - Friday | 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Directions to Nemours

*Please view iLab User Training Video prior to making a request with HTPC







Name Role Phone Email Location
Histochemistry and Tissue Processing Core

1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington DE 19803



Members at The Delaware Vermont iLab Network (DEVIN)

Delaware State University

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Oscar Imaging Facility Michael Moore 302-857-7035


Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Cell Science Core Lisa Glazewski, MS (302) 651-6707
HTS and Drug Discovery Sigrid Langhans (302) 651-6538
Healthcare Delivery Science Jennifer Christofferson 302-298-7876
Histochemistry and Tissue Processing Core Histochemistry and Tissue Processing Core 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington DE 19803
Translational Neuroimaging Core Shaohui (Shao) Zhang, PhD 302-651-6869
Biomolecular Core Laboratory Jennifer Holbrook 302-651-6824 Fax: 302-651-6767

University of Delaware

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Cardiovascular Research Core

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Wendy Nichols BSN RN (302) 831-3973
University of Delaware DNA Sequencing & Genotyping Center

Bruce Kingham (302) 831-0823
Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Bioinformatics Core

Dr. Bryan Ballif (802) 656-1389
Proteomics Facility

Dr. Ying Wai Lam (802) 656-4709