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 COHR: Center for Oral Health Research | Oral Histology & Digital Imaging Core

Laboratory Core (L-COHR)

The L-COHR provides histology, oral cancer mouse models, preclinical rodent models of oral pathology, digital imaging, microCT, and nCounter analysis services for researchers in the College of Dental Medicine, for researchers in other departments on the MUSC campus and for researchers outside of MUSC.

The L-COHR is located in room 129 of the Basic Science Building and is under the direction of Philip Werner. Laboratory services are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. After hours use of the Core is also available for approved users. All histology equipment usage must be pre-approved and may be scheduled by contacting either the Core Supervisor or Technicians.

L-COHR Service areas:

Oral Preclinical Research Models



Digital Imaging and Slide Scanning

Poster Printing

Pathological Scoring and Analysis

NanoString nCounter Analysis System            

Laser Capture Microdissection

Shared Equipment

Consultation service is available for protocols, embedding and staining. Samples may be submitted for processing by the Core Technicians or researchers may choose to use Core facilities and equipment independent of the Core Technicians.

Courtney J. Haycraft, PhD
Director, L-COHR
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Oral Health Sciences

Hong Yu, MD
L-COHR Co-Director
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Oral Health Sciences

The L-COHR is staffed by:

Kylie Martin
COHR Technician
129 BSB

Kimberlee Lisicki
COHR Technician
BSB 129

Johannes Aartun
COHR Technician
BSB 129

Phillip Werner
COHR Lab Manager
BSB 129

L-COHR Service Request Forms (fillable pdf):

L-COHR Services Catalog with Pricing

microCT Service Request Form

Digital Imaging Service Request Form
Histology and Pathology Service Request FormAnimal Service Request Form
Cancer Array/Tissue Service Request Form

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