The George and Olga Minarik Research Pathology Facility



Until further notice, in order to ensure the safety of all LDI personnel, new guidelines are in place for the flow cytometry core facility.

Please click here for the guidelines and read carefully. Your access to these facilities will be revoked if you do not adhere to these new guidelines.


The Research Pathology Facility (RPF) is a full- service research facility which is part of the Montreal Center for Experimental Therapeutics in Cancer (MCETC) and has been established to provide services for investigators associated with both the MCETC and the Lady Davis Institute (LDI), as well as other universities and companies. Our objective is to provide pathological and histological services to support research at the Institute. The mandate of the RPF is to accelerate translational research at the MCETC.


  • Tissue harvesting
  • Paraffin and frozen tissue sectioning
  • Laser microdissection
  • Tissue Microarray construction and staining
  • Basic and special stains
  • Immunohistochemistry and Immunofluorescence
  • Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization and Chromogenic In situ Hybridization (preparation and analysis)
  • Microphotography
  • Microscopic analysis by a pathologist
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of immunohistochemical tests by a pathologist
  • Virtual slide prepararation and automated image analysis (July 2010)
  • Molecular Pathology tests (at the Molecular Pathology Unit of the Pathology Department)
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