Welcome to the Louise Pelletier Histology Core Facility (LPHCF)

About LPHCF

We are a full-service histology laboratory available to faculty, researchers, clinicians and students. The primary mission of the LPHCF is to provide efficient, high quality and cost-effective histological services for both animal and human tissue. LPHCF services include paraffin processing and embedding, paraffin and frozen sectioning as well as routine and special histological staining.

The LPHCF laboratory is equipped with:

  • A Leica Bond III Immunostainer to provide automated immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization and immunofluorescence staining
  • Automated tissue processors for paraffin processing
  • Automated microtomes for paraffin sectioning
  • Automated stainer that can be programmed to provide a wide variety of routine and special stains
  • Cryostats for sectioning frozen tissue
  • Automated Tissue Microarray (TMA) Grand Master for creation of TMA paraffin blocks

The LPHCF can also perform manual chromogenic or fluorescent staining (single or multi-color labelling) on frozen and paraffin sections.  We also provide full service slide scanning using the newly acquired Axio Scan.Z1 for Brightfield or Fluorescent stained slides at either 20X or 40X magnification.

Experienced personnel in the LPHCF are available for consultation on project/protocol design, technical assistance and training on facility instruments. The Infinity software system is used for all of our histological services and instrument training. 

 

Personnel

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Staff Members

Dr. Vidhya Nair, MBBS, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Chairman
RGN: Room 4155
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8342
[email protected]

Ana Giassi, PhD
Manager, Research and Program Support
RGN: Room 4141
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8338
[email protected]

Zaida Ticas
Senior Departmental Technical Officer
RGN: Room 4145
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8332
[email protected]

Eric Labelle
Senior Departmental Technical Officer
RGN: Room 4145
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8332
[email protected]

Olga Agah
Diagnosis Technologist
RGN: Room 4150
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8335
[email protected]

Sharlene Faulkes
Senior Technician
RGN: Room 4145
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8332
[email protected]

Marjan Khalili
Laboratory Technician
RGN: Room 4145
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8332
[email protected]

Mufida Alazzabi
Laboratory Technician
RGN: Room 4145
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8332
[email protected]

Administrative Office

Sheila Schnupp
Office and Program Administrator
RGN: Room 4155
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8342
[email protected]

Manon Levesque
Undergraduate Program and Office Coordinator
RGN: Room 4155
Tel: 613-562-5422
[email protected]

Advisory committee

Provide advice and guidance on operational and budget decisions, service needs and quality of service delivery, short and long-term strategic and technical planning, promotion as well as sustainability of the Core Facility.

Your feedback is always appreciated and welcome.

Chair (Director) Dr. Vidhya Nair
Faculty of Medicine Interim Assistant Dean of Research Dr. Kristin Baetz
BMI Representative Dr. Morgan Fullerton
CMM Representative Dr. Stephen Ferguson
OHRI Representative Dr. Michael Schlossmacher
CHEO Representative Dr. Robert Jankov
OHRI Representative Dr. Christina Addison
ISS Representative Sean Geddes
Core Manager Dr. Ana Giassi

Contact us

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Louise Pelletier Histology Core Facility

Roger Guindon Building, Room 4145 
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8M5
Lab Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 8332
[email protected]
Location

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ana Giassi

Manager, Research and Program Support
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext.8338
[email protected]