The Tissue Acquisition and Cellular/Molecular Analysis Shared Services provides support and pathology-related services to Arizona Cancer Center and University of Arizona researchers on a fee-for-service basis. We strive to maximize research dollars through customized, cost-effective and quality-controlled services.
The Service’s Directors and Co-Directors are board certified anatomic pathologists with many years of clinical and experimental research experience.
Dr. Ray Nagle, Director, is a surgical and experimental pathologist with many years of experience in anatomic pathology, immunohistochemistry and tumor bank management. His research program focuses on invasion and metastasis factors in prostate carcinoma.
Each member of the TACMASS team brings many years of experience and expertise to the shared service.
Priority of Access
Preference in scheduling services is given to AZCC Members and Investigators with peer reviewed and competitively funded grants, to UA Investigators and then to external entities.
All biological materials are potential biohazards, some more than others.
As a courtesy, please include relevant information about potential biohazardous samples or conditions on the Request Form.
Notify the lab staff if your samples present any undue biological hazard.
TACMASS does not accept
- Radiolabeled material
- Fresh material with known infectious agents (AIDs, hepatitis, etc)
- Fresh tissue without making prior arrangements with staff
- Cell pellets on Fridays without prior arrangements
- An Olympus BX50 microscope and CellSens DP72 imaging camera/software for both light and fluorescence viewing.
- Nikkon microscope with a digital camera and PaxIt imaging software.
- BioImagene iScan Coreo Au slide scanning and quantitation instrumentation.
Review an updated TACMASS Equipment List
Outside investigators and commercial biotech companies please contact the TACMASS Staff
Review a list of 2003-2008 TACMASS Select Publications