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MDACC Science Park Research Histology, Pathology & Imaging Core




****The Research Histology, Pathology, and Imaging core (RHPI) will be officially merging with the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (DVMS), located on the Houston campus effective December 01, 2021.  The RHPI will continue to accept iLabs requests for routine histology, immunohistochemistry, imaging and pathology through October 31, 2021.  We will no longer accept orders for new antibody development or immunofluorescence.  Large orders may not be accepted if they are unable to be completed within our limited time frame and will be redirected to DVMS.  DVMS link is as follows: 


DVMS Storefront

What you’ll find on the DVMS storefront:

  • Contacts– general phone numbers, section contacts
  • Schedule of Charges– information about our fees including the full FY22 Schedule of Charges
  • Service Requests & Forms– links to all of our request forms in SharePoint and iLab 
  • Instructions & Frequently Asked Questions– “How to” guides for our most common activities. 

Questions? Contact us at


We appreciate your loyalty and continued business.  For additional information please email Jimi Lynn Young at or Dr. Manu Sebastian at



Note:  Contacts, location, and mailing address below.


Overview of Services

The Science Park Research Histology, Pathology & Imaging Core provides investigators with expert imaging and experimental pathology support. Our staff consult with investigators to formulate an integrated imaging, pathology and histology protocol for each study, with the goal of assuring customized, efficient and comprehensive data collection.


Our facility provides investigators with both routine and specialized histology and immunohistochemistry services, including preparation of frozen sections and RNase-free sections, antibody validation, and immunohistochemistry protocol development. Our dedicated immunohistochemist has developed optimized protocols for over 300 antibodies for use on mouse, rat and xenograft tissues. The core also provides technical assistance, training and consultation on histologic techniques. The core employs five experienced histology technicians, three of whom are certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Recent upgrades to the facility include an automated immunostainer and a new tissue processor.


Click on the Request Services Tab to start using our Core.


Director | Manu Sebastian, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, DACLAM | Associate Professor, Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis     

Contact Info   Lab 2 Room 128 512-237-9347

Histology & Pathology Staff  

Jimi Lynn Young, MS, HT (ASCP) Research Lab Manager
Amanda Young, HT (ASCP) Senior Research Histology Technician
Heather Ferrell Histology Laboratory Assistant
Harry Polasek, AS Research Histology Technician


Contact Info   Lab 2 Room 132  512-237-9432, 512-237-9309

Imaging Staff

Carlos J. Perez, DVM, PhD Imaging Specialist


Contact Info   Lab 2 Room 102  512-237-6432

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location and mailing address

9 AM-5 PM     
Monday - Friday           

University of Texas

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Science Park
Dept. of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis
1808 Park Road 1C, P.O. Box 389
Smithville, Texas 78957 

Links and Resources

  1. Research Histology, Pathology, and Imaging Core

Recommended acknowledgement:  "This study made use of the Research Histology, Pathology, and Imaging Core,

supported by P30 CA16672 DHHS/NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG)."


Name Role Phone Email Location
Manu Sebastian, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, DECLAM
Lab 2 Room 128
Jimi Lynn Young, MS, HT (ASCP) QIHC
Histology Laboratory
Lab 2 Room 132


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