The Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource (CPMPSR) provides expert, affordable, experimental pathology support to OSUCCC – James researchers who use animal models to study human disease.
CPMPSR comparative pathologists are experts in the normal anatomy and physiology, and in background age- and strain-/breed-related lesions, infectious pathogens and husbandry practices of various animal model species. Lesion recognition and interpretation within individual investigations provides a critical component to research that incorporates animal models.
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.