Histopathology Core Unit

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Vacant Director

Staff Scientists

  • Eduardo Jose Caleiras


  • Nuria Cabrera
  • María Gómez
  • Patricia González
  • Verónica Neva
  • Andrea Belén Romero
  • Zaira Vega

Pathology is the branch of science devoted to the study of the structural, biochemical and functional changes in cells, tissues and organs underlying disease. The Histopathology Unit offers support and expertise through a full range of services covering paraffin embedding and tissue sections to histochemical stains; research and diagnostic immunohistochemistry (IHC) testing; antibody validation; in situ hybridization techniques (including in situ detection of mRNAs by RNAScope); and the generation of tissue microarrays. Furthermore, the Unit offers other value-added services implemented by a team of highly specialised technicians, such as laser-capture microdissection; slide digitalisation; image analysis; and quantification. The Unit collaborates with CNIO researchers in the histopathological characterisation of animal models of disease, providing them with the required pathology expertise. In addition, the Unit offers its portfolio of services to other institutions, including hospitals, research centres and private companies.