Dear Core User,

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, per directives from Senior management at Partners and the Hospitals, this research core facilities will have a hiatus in their service offering. We will not be offering service till we are advised to resume operation.

Please stay safe in this challenging time and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Specialized Histopathology Services Core

Directors: Anat Stemmer-Rachamimov, Jon Aster
MGH Location: Building 149 13th Street, Rm 6122, Charlestown
BWH Location: 75 Francis Street, Thorn 604, 604B, Boston

Core Summary:

The DF/HCC Specialized Histopathology Services Core in MGH provides high-quality, timely, state-of-the-art technical and professional pathology services to investigators. The core has expertise working with human tissues as well as a variety of experimental models (including rodents, fish, pigs and monkeys). The Core performs routine histology and special histochemical stains and also assists in experimental design and the development, application, and interpretation of biomarkers.

Personnel/Contact Information:

MGH Site

Core Director: Anat Stemmer-Rachamimov, M.D.
Phone: (617) 726-5510
Fax: (617) 726-5079

MGH Site Lab Manager: Diana Gluhova
Phone: (617) 726-5510

Longwood Site

Core Co-Director: Jon Aster, M.D., Ph.D. 
Phone: (617) 278-7483
Fax: (617) 264-5169

Longwood Site Lab Manager: Teri Bowman
Phone: (617) 525-7442


DF/HCC Pathology Cores Administrative Manager: Lauri Wyner
Phone: (617) 432-4947


Location of Cores:

The MGH facility is located at Building 149, 13th Street, Room 6122, Charlestown.

The Longwood BWH facility is located at 75 Frances Street, Thorn, 604, 603b, Boston.


 Tissue trimming, processing and embedding,
• Cutting and staining of paraffin-embedded sections
• Cutting and staining of frozen OCT sections
• Special stains
• Immunohistochemistry manual - optimization and staining, for routine and novel markers
• Immunohistochemistry automated - optimization and staining, for routine and novel markers
• Eye pathology services (human and mouse)
• Dual staining (immunohistochemistry)

Current prices are available on line:

Specialized Histopathology Services - MGH

Specialized Histopathology Services - Longwood

Getting Started:

To create a new customer account or request services using an existing account please go to Harvard Medical Area Core Management System

To learn more about this core, please visit us at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.