CDDRCC Histology

Overview of Services

The Histology Core provides high-quality, cost-effective and time-efficient histological and imaging analysis of human and animal tissues of digestive inflammatory and metabolic diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis, metabolic syndromes and obesity. These conditions affect millions of individuals in the U.S., and by facilitating their study, we can increase the chance of uncovering key pathogenic mechanisms and developing new therapeutic approaches. 

The core can provide basic, high-quality histologic and immunohistochemistry (IHC) services in a cost-effective and timely fashion. We can also provide initial service, consultation and subsequent training for special IHC staining in gastrointestinal (GI) and liver tissues and provide consistent and validated histological scoring of GI and liver inflammation for preclinical and clinical studies. Furthermore, we can provide publication-ready photo documentation of acquired histological, IHC ­ stained images and provide access to an animal tissue repository of histological blocks and slides of various models of Gl and liver inflammatory and metabolic disease.

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location



Cleveland Digestive Diseases Research Core Center
10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106-4952

Sample Drop Off

2103 Cornell road

Wolstein Research Building, room 5404

Cleveland 44106

Links and Resources

CDDRCC Histology/Imaging Core


Name Role Phone Email Location
Theresa Pizarro
Core Director

Carlo De Salvo
Core Manager

Susan Brill
Core Staff

Sophie Kochheiser
Core Staff