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We are excited to announce that in accordance with UNC and School of Medicine guidelines​, the Histology Research Core has been approved for increasing our operating capacity beginning MONDAY JUNE 1st 2020.  At this time, we will be able to return to performing work unrelated to Covid-19 ​and/or not deemed “critical” by the university, while maintaining 50% personnel capacity in the lab.  However, there will be some important changes in operational procedures for our customers and those changes are outlined in the “Covid-19” section of our website. 

Welcome to the Histology Research Core where we serve the histology needs of the UNC community and beyond.

We have experience with various organisms including, but not limited to mouse, rat, pig, cat, dog, fish, human and primate. Additionally, we have provided histology services for plants and invertebrates such as coral, caterpillars and even stinkbugs!

We take pride in providing top quality paraffin and frozen sectioning, special staining, and both fluorescent and chromogenic single- and multi-label immunohistochemistry. Furthermore, we recently added in situ hybridization using RNAscope and BaseScope technology to our list of services. Our lab houses an extensive slide catalogue for our customer’s use as positive and negative controls, provides access to HIER for antigen retrieval in conjunction with our IHC/IF services, and offers the CryoJane Tape Transfer system to improve morphology during frozen sectioning.

We offer all services at competitive rates with a quick turn-around time of typically within 2 weeks of sample submission. We are here to talk with you at any stage in the research process about your specific research aims and the best way to achieve the results you need.

Please explore our new website where you can find detailed information about all of our services, submission instructions, answers to frequently asked questions and more.

We are located in rooms 212, 213, 214, and 216 in Taylor Hall at 109 Mason Farm Rd Chapel Hill, NC 27514. We can be reached by phone at (919) 966-1202 or e-mail at Please contact us to discuss your specific research needs!


Meet the Team


Ashley Ezzell

Research Specialist

Carl Parson

Research Specialist

Curtis Connor