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Shared Resources and Equipment

Cell Biology and Immunology

      Flow Cytometry

  • Attune Flow Cytometer
  • Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer
  • Guava easyCyte Mini Flow Cytometer


  • Inverted Fluorescence Microscope
  • Nikon Diaphot 300 Fluorescence Microscope
  • DeltaVision PersonalDV Deconvolution Microscope
  • Olympus BX-51 Digital Fluorescence Microscope

Small Animal Imaging and Physiology


  • In Vivo Imaging System (IVIS) 100 Bioluminescence Workstation
  • Faxitron LX-60 Cabinet Radiography System


  • Flexivent Mouse/Rat Ventilator
  • InExpose Mouse Aerosol Exposure System
  • MouseOx Pulse Oximeter
  • Mouse Activity Wheels
  • Harvard 486 Mouse Ventilators
  • Ussing Chambers

Applied Pathology

Applied pathology services include post mortem examinations performed on cases from the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center and on cases from referring veterinarians, a biopsy service limited to cases from the Veterinary Medical Center and a library which is responsible for distributing results, keeping records and microslides on necropsy and biobsy cases, and providing pathology teaching materials to faculty and students.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


  • Roche LightCycler 480 96-well Plate Real Time PCR System
  • BioRad CFX9 Real Time PCR Detection System

Cell Analysis

  • Biacore 3000 Surface Plasmon Resonance Detection System
  • Precellys CryoLys Cooling System for Sample Preparation
  • Precellys 2.4 Super Homogenizer
  • PerkinElmer MicroBeta Jet Luminescence Counter
  • Nexcelom Cellometer Auto T4 Cell Viability Counter
  • PerkinElmer LS-55 Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • ÄKTA Chromatography System

Molecular Imaging

  • GE DeltaVision Elite Imaging System
  • GE Typhoon 9410 Gel and Blot Imager
  • AlphaImager HP Image Analysis System

Clinical Pathologies Laboratory

The Clinical Pathology Laboratories include the clinical chemistry, cytology and hematology laboratories. These laboratories provide diagnostic service and professional laboratory expertise to teh Veterinary Medical Center, departments and research laboratories within the college and university and the university laboratory animal program.  Samples from multiple species are analyzed daily using state-of-the-art automated equipment.  In addition to diagnostic services and specimen analysis, the clinical laboratories provide valuable case material for teaching veterinary medical students and preparing residents for specialty board certification in veterinary pathology, clinical pathology, internal medicine and surgery.

Clinical Trials Office

The Clinical Trials Office provides assistance in the design, execution, and evaluation of veterinary clinical trials of client owned animals, as well as familiarizes those involved in the principles of Good Practice/Good Laboratory Practice (GCP/GLP) guidelines.  The office facilitates the conduct of such studies through input into clinical trial design, networking with regional veterinarians to insure timely enrollment, assistance in collection and coordination of data, and establishment of standard operating procedures (SOPs).  These efforts serve to enhance the ability of all at the College of Veterinary Medicine to successfully undertake clinical investigations in the veterinary patient population.

Tissue Bank

The Tissue Bank (Biospecimen Repository) collects samples of tumors and normal tissue from dogs and cats, and stores these tissues under controlled conditions for future use by multiple investigators.  The Tissue Bank at The Ohio State University was selected by the Canine Comparative Oncology Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) as one of three veterinary institutions nationwide to participate in populating the Pfizer-CCOGC multi-institutional Tissue Bank.  this National Cancer Institute-sponsored endeavor emphasizes the importance of comparative oncology research.  The Tissue Bank at The Ohio State University follows the guidelines established by the CCoGC for several specific types of tumors and similar established protocols for other tumors.  Tissues are collected and archived only after receiving consent from the owners.  This sample bank will serve as a tremendous resource with the ultimate goal fo developing new prevention and treatment strategies for dogs with a variety of illnesses.

Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource/Histology and Immunohistochemistry

The Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource and the Histology and Immunohistochemistry have merged into one unit within the Department of Veterinary Biosciences (VBS).  While intrinsically involved with the teaching and education missions of VBS, the combined service now 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.]

Infectious Disease Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory

Our mission is to explore how foodborne and nosocomial microbes can affect animal and human health.  As a team of scientists, we seek to unravel the epidemiology and molecular mechanisms of foodborne and nosocomial pathogens, with emphasis on antimicrobial resistance, to improve health and well being of humans and animals.