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RNA In situ Hybridization Core

In situ Hybridization Core

The RNA In Situ Hybridization Core performs high-throughput non-radioactive RNA (mRNA or miRNA) in situ hybridization (RISH) on tissue sections. A unique high-throughput technology developed by the Core is used to determine gene expression patterns with an emphasis on tissues from rodent experimental models.

Core Services

The Core performs the following:

  • Collecting animal tissue specimens
  • Preparation of frozen sections
  • Preparation of mRNA probes from customer templates 
  • Conducting high-throughput ISH (chromogenic or fluorescent)
  • Cresyl Violet staining
  • Imaging using a slide scanner (Ziess Axioscan.Z1 - brightfield and fluorescence)

For human studies, customers must provide tissue sections. 

For technical, scheduling or pricing questions, please contact the Core Director.

Core Director

Cecilia Ljungberg, Ph.D.

  • Email:
  • Phone: 832-824-8873
  • Open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute,
1250 Moursund Avenue,
Office- N1365.02
Lab- N1350.25
Houston, TX 77030