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Histology Research Laboratory - Center for Comparative Translational Research

Overview of Services

The Histology Research Laboratory, a core facility of the Center for Comparative Translational Research (CTR) at the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine as well as the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI-Indiana), is a full service histology laboratory that provides tissue grossing, processing, embedding, sectioning and staining for soft and hard tissues.



Some services include:

  • Paraffin and frozen tissue histology
  • Hard tissue and mineralized bone histology
  • Special and Immunohistochemical staining
  • Whole-slide scanning and digitization
  • Rodent euthanasia and grossing
  • Customized procedures for users


Dr. Tiffany Lyle, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Laboratory Director



Victor Bernal-Crespo, MHA, HTL(ASCP)QIHC
Laboratory Manager 



Location and hours of operation

Hours Location


306 S. University St.
VPRB Room B11,B15
Lafayette IN, 47907

Getting Started

To register for an account:

  1. In the upper-right-hand corner of the screen, click 'Register' and 'Register using Purdue credentials’.
  2. You will be directed to an authentication page where you will need to enter your Career Account credentials.
  3. Once you have entered your credentials, click the ‘Login’ button
  4. You will be directed to an iLab Registration page where you will need to select your PI/Lab, and verify your contact information.
  5. Once your registration has been submitted, your PI will receive a notification that you have requested membership to their lab in iLab. They will need to approve your membership and assign any Account String for your use.

If already registered:

  1. Click 'Sign In' in the upper right hand corner and select Purdue under ‘Sign in using Purdue credentials’. (IMPORTANT: On initial login, set your account time zone, click 'update', then log out once to set the change.)
  2. Once on the core's page, click the 'about our core' tab to learn more about the core.
  3. Equipment can be scheduled under the 'Schedule Equipment' tab. First-time users do require previous training.
  4. Services can be ordered by creating a 'Service Project' under the 'Request Services' tab.



Links and Resources

  1. Lab Website: College of Veterinary Medicine
  2. Histology questions:
  3. Creating an Aperio account:


Name Role Phone Email Location
Histology Laboratory
VPRB B11,B15
Aperio- Slide digitization
VPRB B11,B15
Victor Bernal-Crespo
Laboratory Manager
MacKenzie McIntosh