Anatomic Pathology Core

The Anatomic Pathology Core is housed within the Division of Comparative Pathology.

The Anatomic Pathology Core (APC) plays a crucial role in providing fundamental clinical and research services for the TNPRC, including diagnostic pathology, training, and tissue collection and distribution for clinicians, and core and affiliate scientists across the nation. 

This Core also processes and interprets biopsy specimens for both research and diagnostic purposes. The APC also provides tissue trimming, paraffin processing, sectioning, and routine and special staining for the clinical and research staff and faculty. The histology lab prepares stained and unstained histologic slides from formalin-fixed and frozen tissues derived from biopsy and necropsy examinations of nonhuman primates. The APC also works closely with the clinical veterinarians, and through diagnostic pathology on biopsies and necropsies, the core plays a major role in monitoring and maintaining the health of the animals in the breeding colonies.

Contact Information 

Peter Didier, DVM, Ph.D., Director of Anatomic Pathology Core | 

Carol Coyne and Maurice Duplantis, LATG, Lab Supervisors of Anatomic Pathology Core | and


When utilizing research resources made possible by the TNPRC Anatomic Pathology Core, please cite RRID: SCR_024606
For additional information on acknowledging Tulane National Primate Research Center resources, please see here.