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Comparative Pathology Core

Director: Amy Durham, MS, VMD, DACVP

The Comparative Pathology Core (CPC) is an established Shared Resource within the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet), and a fully integrated Shared Resource of the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC). The main objective of the CPC is to provide skillful interpretation of lesions in animals to fulfill the needs of ACC members using animal models of disease. Among the services provided are a full-service histology, clinical laboratory services for bloodwork and cytology, immunohistochemistry, digital pathology, comprehensive mouse phenotyping, slide evaluation and interpretation, study design consultation, necropsy training, and photomicroscopy. The IHC service (immunohistochemistry) utilizes an automated platform, multiplex immunofluorescence, and in situ hybridization; the CPC has numerous in-stock optimized antibodies, as well as the ability to work-up novel antibodies for investigators. 


Director: Amy Durham, MS, VMD, DACVP (

Technical Director: Enrico Radaelli, DVM, PhD, DECVP (

For a full description of this service, please visit the Core's website: