Histotechnology Facility

Overview of Services

The facility provides basic histology services including:

  •  Fixing, processing and paraffin embedding of all types of tissues for light microscopy (i.e. routine stains, immunohistochemistry or in situ hybridization)
  •  Routine hematoxylin and eosin staining as well as special staining are available
  •  Preparation of slides for immunohistochemistry and in situ and  immunohistochemistry
  •  Frozen sectioning (NOTE: we advise you to contact the facility about freezing techniques so the best sections can be obtained)


Fangping Chen, HT (ASCP)
Managing Director


Maureen Murphy, Ph.D.
Scientific Director

Hours of Operation and Location

Hours Location

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Monday - Friday
Sample submission and pickup are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week                     

The Wistar Institute
Histotechnology Facility
3601 Spruce Street, Room 258
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Links and Resources

  1. Histotechnology website


Name Role Phone Email Location
Fangping Chen
Managing Director
(215) 898-0027