Research Pathology Services Core

Overview of Services

Research Pathology Services supports research in animal models of human disease by providing histology techniques and veterinary pathology services. With expertise in a wide range of mammalian and non-mammalian species, the Facility assists investigators with, design of experiments, analysis of gross and microscopic tissues, and interpretation of findings. The Research Pathology Services team is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and is staffed by an ACVP boarded veterinary pathologist, PhD lab manager, and three full-time technicians. The Facility encourages early partnership with investigators during the development of research projects in order to provide the best research, technical, and administrative support.


Services provided include:

  • Necropsy training
  • Tissue trimming, processing and sectioning
  • Routine and special stains
  • Publication quality images
  • Morphometric analysis
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Pathologist's histomorphology results interpretation
  • Pathology reports
  • Grant proposal, manuscript and experimental design review for histo pathology content


Equipment used by lab not for rent: 3 tissue processors, 2 embedding stations, 5 microtomes, 1 cryostat, 1 ultramicrotome, 2 Autostainers/cover-slippers, 1 Scanner w/Operio software, 1 Double headed microscope, 1 five-headed LED microscope, 1 Olympus BX microscopes with ProgRes video camera, 2 Olympus BX microscopes with ProgRes camera. Though Research pathology services teaches histology technique in graduate course wet labs, it DOES NOT RENT OUT EQUIPMENT.


Mike Goedken DVM, PhD, DACVP, Director

Marianne Polunas RPh, PhD, Lab Director, Scientific Liaison

Calla Walinsky, BS, Research Specialist

Location and hours of operation

Hours      Location

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm 

     41 Gordon Road, Suite B
     Piscataway, NJ 08854

Links and Resources

  1. Rutgers iLab User Manuals
  2. Rutgers iLab Video Tutorials
  3. Rutgers iLab FAQs
  4. Rutgers Research


Name Role Phone Email Location
Marianne Polunas RPh, PhD
Lab Director, Scientific Liaison
Office: 848-445-1432; Lab: 848-445-1443
41 Gordon Rd