Cellular and Molecular Analysis

TACMASS offers expertise in histological and immunopathological techniques and expert pathological analysis of both human and research animal tissues and cells.

We work with researchers regarding experimental design and the establishment of histological scoring strategies. We offer researchers high quality interpretation and analysis of pathological findings in the overall context of the research project. 

For technical questions, experimental planning and budget estimates, email Kathy McDaniel, the Lab Manager. You may also email TACMASS Staff - this email account is monitored by Kathy, Erika, Bill and Ed - or call the lab at 626-7319 (lab rooms 3959/3963). 

For consultation and experimental design, the establishment of histological scoring strategies, and analysis and interpretation of data, please email Dr. Ray Nagle, the Director of TACMASS.

TACMASS offers expertise and instrumentation for the following molecular analytical techniques and services:

    • Preparation of Tissue
    • Snap freezing of tissue
    • Cultured Cells
    • Sectioning
    • Histological Staining
    • Pathologic Analysis and Interpretation
    • Laser Capture Microdissection
    • Design and Construction of Tissue MicroArrays (TMA)
    • Digital Imaging 

AZCC/UA Investigators can view, at anytime, the most current TACMASS Price List.

Citations are an NCI Requirement 

The NCI reviews publications specifically for Shared Service citations from you, our clients - the users of our services. It is a key factor in retaining CCSG support funding. It is important that you remember to cite your use of our TACMASS services.

TACMASS has developed several "Sample Description" statements describing how you may have used TACMASS services in your research, for use within your manuscripts.

TACMASS has also developed a list of "Citation Examples" for your use. 

Finally, Please email a copy of your published manuscript and citation acknowledging the Arizona Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) to Kathy McDaniel.