The Histology and Imaging Core will provide technical expertise, training, and state-of-the-art instrumentation for the processing of tissue and the analysis of biological samples, including confocal microscopy and stereology. In the previous submission, we did not have a Director for the Histology and Imaging Core and instead proposed to recruit a senior level scientist who could lead this Core. We have been successful in this recruitment effort with the addition of Dr Geoffrey Bove, a pain researcher with a primary focus on examining how inflammation affects primary afferent nociceptive neurons. Dr Bove has extensive experience in histology, image acquisition, histomorphology of neural and musculoskeletal structures, and immunofluorescent morphometry. He has published numerous manuscripts using histological and immunohistological methods, as well as using electron microscopy. Dr Bove has also developed immunoquantification methods using stereological and non-stereologicat approaches. In addition, we have recruited Dr Willis, a COBRE Project Leader with expertise in confocal and electron microscopy who will serve as co-Director The Histology and Imaging Core Directors will advise investigators on the best approach to address their questions, provide training in methodology and instrumentation, and to supervise the Core manager/technician.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Type
Exploratory Grants (P20)
Project #
1P20GM103643-01A1
Application #
8466101
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRR1-RI-4 (01))
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2012-08-15
Budget End
2013-05-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$432,497
Indirect Cost
$42,567
Name
University of New England
Department
Type
DUNS #
071735252
City
Biddeford
State
ME
Country
United States
Zip Code
04005
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