Microtome at UCSF

A microtome is a mechanical instrument used to cut biological specimens into very thin segments for further treatment (e.g. ISH) and ultimately microscopic or histologic examination. Most microtomes provide cooling facilities (cryo-microtome) and use a steel blade to cut a slice of defined thickness. Some are automatic, and some are driven by hand.
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Mission Bay

Gladstone Histology and Light Microscopy Core

Gladstone Institutes, Mission Bay
Contact: General Inquiries 415-734-2566 histology@gladstone.ucsf.edu

  • Microtome
Mission Bay

Neurosurgery Tissue Core

http://eagle-i.ucsf.edu/i/0000015e-077d-b8c9-7df5-b10d80000000, Mission Bay
Contact: General Inquiries 415-502-7796 cowdreyc@neurosurg.ucsf.edu

  • Leica RM 2155 Rotary Microtome
Mission Bay

Quantitative Micro-Imaging Facility

Human Imaging Core Services, Mission Bay
Contact: Andrew Burghardt 415-514-9658 andrew.burghardt@ucsf.edu

  • Leica 2255 hard tissue microtome
Mt. Zion

Cancer Center Tissue Core

Biorepository and Tissue Biomarker Technology Core, Mt. Zion
Contact: Jennifer Bolen 415-514-3500 Jennifer.Bolen@ucsf.edu

  • Microtome

Cancer Center Mouse Pathology Core

Biorepository and Tissue Biomarker Technology Core, Parnassus
Contact: Jennifer Bolen 415-514-3500 mpc@cc.ucsf.edu

  • Microtome