Mouse Histology and Phenotyping Laboratory


The mission of the Northwestern University Mouse Histology & Phenotyping Laboratory (MHPL) is to assist investigators with tissue histopathology for experimental animal research. The laboratory provides comprehensive histology services for all rodent species (i.e., mouse, rat, etc.) which includes necropsy, phenotyping of organs and tissues, dissection and tissue processing, and one-on-one consultation with investigators. The lab generates unstained paraffin and frozen sections for investigators to be used for special staining and immunohistochemistry (IHC). Pathologist consultation can also be provided to help develop strategies to elucidate phenotypes and gain mechanistic insight regarding the biologic actions of the targeted molecule or the toxicity of exogenously administered substances. In addition, the laboratory provides training opportunities for learning histology techniques and phenotyping analysis.

Services Offered


All manuscripts and grants presenting work supported by this core should include the following acknowledgement:

"Histology services were provided by the Northwestern University Mouse Histology and Phenotyping Laboratory which is supported by NCI P30-CA060553 awarded to the Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center."


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Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm


General Contact  
(312) 503-2679 (Histology)
(312) 503-2695 (Phenotype & IHC)
(312) 503-2369 (FAX)

Lin Li, MD, MS  
Associate Director
(312) 503-2695

Warren Tourtellotte, MD, PhD, FACP  


Olson Pavilion 8-333
710 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611