Research Pathology Services


Michael Goedken, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVP

The Research Pathology Services mission is to support research in animal models of human disease by providing histology techniques and veterinary pathology services. With expertise in a wide range of mammalian and non-mammalian species, the Facility assists investigators with the selection of animal models, design of experiments, analysis of gross and microscopic tissues, and interpretation of findings. The Research Pathology Services team is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and is staffed by an ACVP boarded veterinary pathologist, a research pathologist, and two full-time technicians. The Facility encourages early partnership with investigators during the development of research projects in order to provide the best research, technical, and administrative support.

Services Available

The Research Pathology Services team supports animal model research with a range of histology techniques and knowledge of comparative pathophysiology to ensure appropriate experimental design and results interpretation. Services provided include:

  • Necropsy
  • Tissue trimming, processing and sectioning
  • Routine and special stains
  • Publication quality images
  • Morphometric analysis
  • Results interpretation
    • Histopathology
    • Immunohistochemistry
    • Electron microscopy
    • Clinical pathology
    • Pathology reports
  • Document review for pathology content
    • Experimental design
    • Grant proposals
    • Manuscripts