Histology and Tissue Analysis Core

The Hilton Laboratory manages the Duke Histology and Tissue Analyisis Core (HTAC) , which is a unifying musculoskeletal tissue analysis resource designed to improve efficiency, accelerate the pace of research, innovate state-of-the-art procedures, and facilitate collaboration within the Duke University musculoskeletal research community. The HTAC provides services and mentoring/training opportunities in the areas of musculoskeletal whole tissue staining, x-ray, micro-computed tomography (µCT), histological, histomorphometric, and molecular analyses, including the performance and assessments of immunohistochemistry (IHC), immunofluorescence (IF), and in situ hybridization (ISH) on musculoskeletal tissue sections. The HTAC also develops innovative techniques that is transforming our ability to understand the interplay within and between bone, cartilage, muscle, and other tissues/cells during musculoskeletal development, disease, and regeneration.