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Research Pathology Consultancy

Why Pathology?

Gross and histopathology assessments are crucial to the advancements of many research projects. In particular, they are pivotal in providing a framework in which to understand data generated from ‘omics’ technologies and immunohistochemical studies where multiple pathological processes can occur simultaneously following biological and pharmacological insults to tissues.
Pathological assessments are also critical in studies of animal models if disease processes and in assessments of responses to therapies, toxic agents and in the phenotyping of genetically engineered laboratory animals.


Histopathology assessments to support research in:

  • Translational medicine: in vitro observations extended to in vivo studies
  • Disease pathogenesis investigations: infectious, degenerative, neoplastic conditions
  • Toxicopathology: validation of drugs & medical devices
  • Phenotyping of genetically engineered animals


  • Team of accredited & experienced veterinary diagnostic and research pathologists in the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Designated team of trained histology and post-mortem technicians
  • State of the art laboratories with quality histopathology, post-mortem and audio-visual services
  • Tailored training in immunohistochemistry


Our team have contributed to research projects within University College Dublin, as well as projects involving Trinity College Dublin, NUI Maynooth, Irish medical devices companies, the Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen and to a number of other pan-European research projects involving universities, pharmaceutical industry and SMEs. These collaborations have significantly contributed to the advancement of the research and to the delivery of high-impact peer reviewed publications (up to and including Nature journal).

Qualifications & Expertise

Our pathologists are board certified as Fellows of the Royal College of Pathologists and/or Diplomates of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists. They have research PhDs and a combined experience of over 50 years working in research and diagnostic pathology of all animal species. They also hold/have held research grants as principal investigators awarded by national and international organisations.

Our technicians have been formally trained in histopathology and hold a range of research and health & safety qualifications.

Contact Us

Conway Fellow, Professor Sean Callanan and other members of the team can help at many levels from official collaborations to the delivery of defined activities, training and advice. To maximise return, it is advisable to make contact at the project design stage.

For informal enquiries, tours, samples of work, costings and training in immunohistochemistry, contact:

E: researchpath@ucd.ie
T: +353-1-716 6116
W: www.ucd.ie/vetmed/researchinnovation/researchpathology

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