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Pathology Shared Resource (PSR)

Borwell Building 510W, 546W, 581W, and WTRB 4th floor
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756
(603) 650-6821

Pricing information and sample submission


Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD, HCLD

Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD, HCLD
Professor of Pathology
Director, Clinical Genomics and Advanced Technology (CGAT)
Board certified in Molecular Diagnostics

Responsible for:

  • Experimental planning and implementation support
  • Daily operations
  • Instrument acquisition
  • External clinical trials, evaluations and funding resources
  • Total quality management (PT testing, accreditation/inspection)

Wendy A. Wells, MD, MSc

Wendy A. Wells, MD, MSc
Faculty Co-Director
Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified), DHMC-Director
Board certified in surgical and cyto-pathology with specialist expertise in breast cancer.

Responsible for oversight and quality control management of:

  • Histology, including special stains
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Tissue Microarray (TMA) creation
  • Quantitative image processing and analysis
  • Tissue procurement, complex protocols


  • Amber Erskine – Program coordinator
  • Rebecca O’Meara – Histotechnologist
  • David Beck – Histotechnologist
  • Scott Palisoul – Histotechnologist
  • Torrey Gallagher – Institutional Biorepository Coordinator

Pathology services

Animal studies

  • Tissue processing/block creation
    • Histology
    • Unstained section
    • Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E)
  • Stained section
    • Special stains

Human studies

  • Tissue processing/block creation:
    • Histology
    • Unstained section
    • Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E)
  • Stained section
    • Special stains
  • Tissue Procurement
    • Fresh Tissue, customized (protocol-based)
    • Tissue Bank Retrieval (fresh frozen)
  • Immunohistochemistry
    • Routine Antibodies
    • Testing of Antibodies (protocol-based)
    • Antibody purchase
  • Quantitative image processing and analysis (protocol-based)
  • Tissue Microarrays creation and use (protocol-based)
    • Standard
    • Customized
  • Clinical Genomics: molecular diagnostic test development and validation, SNP genotyping, gene expression, miRNA expression (protocol-based)
    • Next Generation sequencing
    • Clinical Pathology Laboratory testing (protocol-based)
    • Apheresis Collection (protocol-based)

Clinical trial studies

  • Tissue processing (protocol-based)
  • Histology (protocol-based)
  • Molecular biomarker testing (protocol-based)

Administrative requests (handling)

  • Off-site block and/or slide retrieval
  • LIS review (protocol-based)
  • CIS review (protocol-based)

Drop off

Drop-off site is available 24/7 in the histology lab in the Borwell Building on Level 4, as long as refrigeration is not needed. If sample need to be refrigerated please contact program coordinator and set up a time, during business hours, to deliver samples.

Sample requirements

Samples for routine histology must be in cassettes and placed in a container with 10% formalin, Samples requiring alternative handling must be discussed/scheduled with the program coordinator.

Data interpreation help if applicable

The PSR Core personnel are available to assist with data review. Please contact the program coordinator to schedule a meeting date/time.