HTR and Pathology Lab

The Human Tissue Repository and Tissue Analysis Shared Resource (HTR-TASR), which is funded by the Cancer Center and the Department of Pathology, have been set up to facilitate the translational research of the faculty in the Cancer Center, the Department of Pathology, the School of Medicine and across Institutes. These webpages describe the services offered and contact details of people in the HTR-TASR who can help and advice on tissue availability and all aspects of histology and molecular pathology.

About the Human Tissue Repository


To greatly facilitate the careful acquisition, storage, and distribution of high quality human tissue samples to UNM researchers for use in scientifically estimable investigations while following appropriate ethical, scientific, and legislative principles and regulations.


  • Benefits to future patients accrue because researchers are able to access well preserved and maintained tissues that might not otherwise be available

  • Benefits to UNM HSC occur because its mission of providing quality patient care through fostering innovative and clinically valuable research is strengthened

  • Protection of researchers from HIPAA violations is provided in individual research projects by an honest broker function of the HTR through dispensing de-identified specimens devoid of the 18 HIPAA personal identifiers

About the Tissue Analysis Shared Resource

The TASR provides histology services, which include different forms of immunohistochemical staining and also molecular pathology techniques such as Next Generation Sequencing, Real-Time PCR and Fluorescence In situ Hybridization. 

Links to other resources

UNM Cancer Center
AIM Tissue Metrix
Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research
The National Cancer Institute's Center for Bioinformatics and Information Technology
Aperio Spectrum™