The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MITThe David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

National Cancer Institute Cancer Center

Science + Engineering... Conquering Cancer Together


The Hope Babette Tang (1983) Histology Facility at the Koch Institute at MIT is available to researchers interested in producing quality frozen, paraffin-embedded, or resin-embedded sections of a wide variety of samples, including mammalian tissue, zebrafish, bacteria, and plastics.

We are happy to meet with any interested individuals to discuss ways in which we can assist ongoing or future projects. After submitting your request through iLab, please bring your specimen to the Facility. See Core Access for guidance on iLab registration.

Please contact the Histology core to schedule time for consultation and for a tour of the Tang Histology Facility, located in Building 76, Room 182 (x8-8183). 

Services offered

  • Paraffin processing and embedding
  • Frozen sectioning
  • Resin sectioning (assisted only)
  • H & E staining
  • Immunostaining
  • Special staining
  • Digital whole slide scanning and software access
  • Leica VT1000S vibratome and McIlwain tissue chopper (independent use)
  • Microtome training and independent use (paraffin sections)