Translational Research/Pathology Shared Resource

Overview of Services

The Translational Research/Pathology Shared Resource provides outstanding full range histopathology services complemented by access to unique banked tissue collections and Laser Capture Microdissection of tissues to capture individual cells for SKCC members, TJU and external users. The Translational Research/Pathology Shared Resource is used by over 100 investigators and has provided key data that support numerous publications and grant applications.



The mission of this shared resource is to provide:

  1. An outstanding array of histopathology services, including tissue processing, slide preparation, histochemical staining
  2. Immunohistochemical staining, which is performed on paraffin sections, frozen tissue or cytologic preparations and utilizes a broad range of optimized commercial antibodies or antibodies provided by the investigator; automated processing and tissue stainers provide highly reproducible results and allow co-registration of staining in the SR with analysis carried out in clinical pathology laboratories
  3. Procurement, banking and distribution of human neoplastic tissue, which are essential to support the translational research goals of SKCC
  4. Laser Capture Microdissection of tissues to capture individual cells
  5. Quality Assurance and Clinical-Pathologic Data Collection




Stephen C. Peiper, MD| Director

Wei Jiang, MD | Co-Director

Haifeng Yang, PhD | Co-Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM                 


233 S. 10th Street
Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Room 815      
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-3858

Useful Links and Resources

  1. iLab user tutorials videos

  2. How to manage membership request and charge codes(for PI)
  3. SKCC Translational Research/Pathology Shared Resource - List of Services & Price Schedule

  4. Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Shared Resources

  5. Sample preparation instruction for paraffin embedding

  6. Sample preparation instruction for frozen embedding

  7. Preparing Gel Block from Cell Lines or Cell Suspensions
  8. Automatic Animal Complete Blood Count (CBC) Customer Instruction

  9. Policy for Aperio CS2 Digital Slide Scanning and Access of the eSlide Manager

  10. Aperio eSlide Manager User Account Request Form 

  11. Aperio CS2 Digital Image Scanning Sample Information Collection Form

  12. Aperio eSlideManager Operator Guide

  13. Aperio ImageScope User Guide

  14. Aperio WebScope User Guide


Name Role Phone Email Location
Zhijiu Zhong, MD, MS
Laboratory Manager
(215) 503-3858/8826
Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Rm 815
Aixiang Yan, AS
Research Assistant C
(215) 503-3858
Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Rm 815
Wei Jiang, MD
(215) 503-5665
Main Building, 285L
Haifeng Yang, PhD
(215) 503-6163
Jefferson Alumni Hall, 336D
Stephen C. Peiper, MD
(215) 955-5060
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Suite 279

Service list

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Name Description Price
055 : Protective paraffin coating unstained slide

Think layer paraffin-coat over unstained paraffin slide




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