The mission of the Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders (PCMD) Histology Core is to provide comprehensive, high quality histology services to musculoskeletal researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the broader research community.
The Specific Aims of the core are:
-- To provide guidance and training on the capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages of the various methodologies to assess musculoskeletal tissue structure and composition through formal educational enrichment programs and one-on-one interactions.
-- To provide expertise and service for histological and histomorphometric assays of musculoskeletal tissues.
-- To develop new histologically-based techniques that will be applicable to musculoskeletal research.
-- To provide funding for development of new projects and collaborations and to develop preliminary and/or feasibility data for investigators.