About the Service

The Tissue Acquisition and Cellular/Molecular Analysis Shared Resource provides support and pathology-related services to the University of Arizona Cancer Center and University of Arizona researchers on a fee-for-service basis. The Shared Resource strives to maximize research dollars through customized, cost-effective and quality-controlled services.

The Shared Resource's Director,Agnes Witkiewicz, MD, is a board certified anatomic pathologist with many years of clinical and experimental research experience. She is a Professor in the Department of Pathology Please contact TACMASR for a consultation. 

Priority of Access

Preference in scheduling services is given to UACC Members and Investigators with peer reviewed and competitively funded grants, to UA Investigators and then to external entities.

Biohazardous samples

All biological materials are potential biohazards, some more than others. As a courtesy, please include relevant information about potential biohazardous samples or conditions on the Request Form. Notify the lab staff if your samples present any undue biological hazard.

TACMASR does not accept

  • Radiolabeled material
  • Fresh material with known infectious agents (AIDs, hepatitis, etc)
  • Fresh tissue without making prior arrangements with staff
  • Cell pellets on Fridays without prior arrangements

Outside investigators and commercial biotech companies, please contact the TACMASR Staff