The Research Histopathology Core (RHC)
with laboratories in both
Galveston National Laboratory and Basic Science Building provides
analytical morphology related services to the research teams and
educational programs at UTMB. The facility is equipped with the latest
available instrumentation and operated by highly skilled personnel, who
can assist with tissue preparation, immunohistochemistry,
immunofluorescence, Insitu hybridization, including assay optimization,
image analysis, digital photomicrography, and anatomical consultation.
RHC provides an expanded service including coordinated histopathology
support services or developing special protocols to fit your research
needs for investigators engaging in research in emerging diseases. RHC
looks forward to providing these services to fit your research needs and
yielding high quality results.
Dr. Marjan Afrouzian
is the director of the Research Histopathology Core since 2015. She
joined the department of Pathology in 2011 and started her career at
UTMB as the director of Renal Pathology Services. Dr. Afrouzian earned
her Medical Degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran,
Iran. Her residency training in anatomical pathology was at the
University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. She completed research and
clinical fellowships at multiple institutions including the University
of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the University of Alberta in Edmonton,
and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC. She is
American board certified in anatomical pathology with subspecialty in
nephropathology and special interest in Genitourinary and Head and neck
pathology. Her areas of research include organ transplantation including
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) in renal allografts and mechanisms of
renal fibrosis in native kidney diseases.
Kenneth R. Escobar (Laboratory Manager) is an ASCP certified Histotechnologist with 30 years experience in clinical/diagnostic and research histopathology.