Tissue Acquisition and Cellular/Molecular Analysis Shared Resource (TACMASR).
Lisa M. Rimsza, MD, Director
Charmi Patel, MD, Co-Director
Achyut Bhattacharyya, MD, Co-Director
TACMASR offers two primary types of services to The University of Arizona Cancer Center and University of Arizona (UA) research investigators:
TACMASR offers expertise in histological and immunopathological techniques and expert pathological analysis of both human and research animal tissues and cells. TACMASR assists researchers with experimental design and scoring and interpretation of pathological findings. The following techniques are available:
TACMASR is also responsible for the collection, banking, annotation and distribution of surgical biospecimens obtained through the University of Arizona Cancer Center Biospecimen Repository. TACMASR provides Cancer Center researchers with access to a repository of high quality, carefully collected and annotated human tumor tissues and body fluids for translational research.
Any member of the The University of Arizona/The University of Arizona Medical Center faculty who is interested in submitting biospecimens to the bank, please contact TACMASR.