VUMC TPSR (Translational Pathology Shared Resource)

Overview of Services

Our Mission:

The Translational Pathology Shared Resource will advance biomedical research and personalized medicine by providing Vanderbilt Investigators:

  • Research histology including, immunohistochemistry and novel antibody development
  • Comprehensive, state of the art diagnostic, necropsy and comparative pathology services for animal model systems with specific expertise and focus on mouse models
  • Access to experts in veterinary and human pathology
  • Laser capture micro-dissection
  • Automated tissue micro-array preparation


Translational Pathology Shared Resource supported by NCI/NIH Cancer Center Support Grant 2P30 CA068485-14 and the Vanderbilt Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center Grant 5U24DK059637-13


Jim Goldenring, MD, PhD
Scientific Director of TPSR

Katherine Gibson-Corley, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Director of Comparative Pathology & Research Histology

Miranda Wilkes, LVMT
Scientific Research Core Manager of TPSR

For general questions or assistance:   
 Phone: 615.322.3667
 Fax:     615.875.6379

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

8:00 am to 4:30 pm                

 MCN S-1310       

Links and Resources

TPSR Website & Order Submission: Welcome | Translational Pathology Shared Resource

TPSR Leadership & Staff

TPSR Useful Links


Billing Number Activation

 VUMC Investigators with VUMC center numbers:
  All VUMC billing numbers are activated in iLab via a nightly feed from Workday. Grant Worktags are auto-assigned to the PI's lab group. All other funds (Cost Centers, Gift or Program Worktags) must be claimed within the PI's Lab Group.
 VU Investigators with VU CoA or POET numbers:
  VU users will manage the VU billing numbers via the webform on the VUMC Office of Research website
 Vanderbilt Investigators with VA (Veteran Affairs) funding: 
  Contact the VUMC Office of Research at to request access to your VA funding.  All investigators with VA funding are assigned a VA billing number (999999xxxx). The VUMC Office of Research manages VA billing numbers in coordination with the VA Research Administration.