Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Service Center

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Service Center


The Immunohistochemistry-IHC Service Center offers variety of IHC services for human and animal tissues to biomedical researchers. We provide the most current polymer technology to maximize detection sensitivity and automated staining to guarantee batch-to-batch stability.

The IHC Core staff has extensive experience working with various tissue types and will walk you through the process to ensure that your samples produce the highest quality result possible. The Core also offers training and consultation. Our service has short turnaround. Contact us to start your IHC experiment.

The IHC core facility is here to help maximize research on human and animal tissues with Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Immunofluorescence (IF) staining technology. The IHC core provides the most current polymer technology to maximize detection, sensitivity, and batch-to-batch stability.

The IHC core lab is currently equipped with a Biocare Decloaker for antigen retrieval for immunohistochemistry staining, a Hypercenter for tissue processing for parrafin embedding, a Leica Microtome for sectioning paraffin tissue blocks, and a Biocare IntelliPATH FLX autostainer. The intelliPATH FLX autostainer is a slide stainer that can perform IHC or IF staining of up to 50 different slides simultaneously. The total flexibility of the stainer provides a fast tool to optimize new antibodies and tissues in as short as one day. The convenience of the stainer allows for multiple users to run multiple batches at the same time. It is particularly helpful for research projects which require constant optimization and frequent change of conditions from experiment to experiment.


Lab Manager:
Xuemei Zhong, PHD
Office: 617-638-7028

Nathalie Bitar, MS
Lab: 617-638-7033