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Translational Pathology Core Laboratory

science_cluster.jpgDirector: Sarah Dry, M.D.

Co-Director: Jonathan Said, M.D.

Manager: Clara E. Magyar, Ph.D.

14-127 Center for Health Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1732

Telephone: (310) 825-1717

Fax: (310) 267-2104



Major Services:

  1. Human tissue procurement
    • Remnant tissues from surgical resections
    • Access to archived paraffin blocks
  2. Histology services
    • Processing, embedding, cutting paraffin/cryostat sections
    • Both human and animal tissues
  3. Laser capture microdissection
  4. Immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence
    • Established antibodies and optimization of new antibodies
  5. Digital pathology/image analysis
    • Brightfield/fluorescence whole slide scanning
    • Automated analysis of brightfield/fluorescence images (from any file type)
  6. Pathology Consultation Services
    • Study design, tissue selection, IRB advice, identification of cases within UCLA archives, slide interpretation

Operating Policies:

The investigator submits a "Request for Services" form (available by email request); p39 for recharge and (depending on request) IRB approval is also required.

Drs. Dry and Said are available to meet with each investigator to assist in "fine-tuning" critical details of the research requirements, optimal tissue sources (e.g., surgery, autopsy), and the method of preparation. Contact Dr. Magyar ( to arrange consultations for digital image analysis.

Recharge Rates


JCCC rate

Tissue procurement (per tissue) Price varies according to
complexity and processing ($25-$42)
Histology H&E stain (per slide) $2
IHC/ISH (per slide/section) $25
Digital slide scan (per slide 20x/40x) $7/$10
Image analysis $25/hour
Pathology consultation $187/hour
Last updated: 1/23/2015 9:31:32 AM