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Comparative Pathology & Digital Imaging Shared Resource

Comparative Pathology & Digital Imaging Shared Resource

Comparative Pathology & Digital Imaging Shared Resource also provides Histology and Immunohistochemistry services. The combined service offers anatomic pathology (necropsy, phenotyping, biopsy, and slide evaluation), clinical pathology, and histology (including immunohistochemistry and tissue microarrays) support to researchers both within the CVM as well as throughout the Ohio State University, including Nationwide Children's Hospital. [Services to non-University clients are by special prior arrangement.]

Comparative Pathology & Digital Imaging Shared Resource (CPDISR) provides expert, readily available and affordable experimental pathology support to investigators utilizing animal models to study human disease. Comparative pathologists affiliated with the CPDISR are familiar with normal anatomy and physiology, as well as background age- and strain-related lesions of various animal models. Recognition of lesions and their interpretation in the context of individual investigations provides a critical component to research incorporating animal models. Services include comprehensive macroscopic and microscopic examinations of various species of laboratory animals with an emphasis on the phenotypic characterization of newly produced lines of genetically engineered mice. Additional services include hematology, clinical chemistry, radiography; and, in conjunction with the Histology and Immunohistochemistry Core, routine frozen and paraffin slide preparation as well as tissue microarray preparation and special histochemical and immunohistochemical staining. In addition, the CPDISR provides a referral service to experienced scientists within the OSU research community providing expertise in animal model development, experimental design, optimal sample collection, and data interpretation.

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Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

  • Kara Corps, DVM, PhD
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)

  • Sue Knoblaugh, DVM
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)

  • Julie Rectenwald, AHT, MLT
    Anatomic Pathology Technologist

  • Janae’ DuLaney, BS, MLS (ASCP)
    Medical Technologist

  • Florinda Jaynes, Histotechnologist HTL (ASCP)

  • Johanna Rawlings

  • Kevin Thorburn, PhD

Contact Information and Location 

Comparative Pathology & Digital Imaging Shared Resource
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Biosciences
Veterinary Medicine Academic Building 467/471
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 247-8122
Fax: (614) 292-6473