Morphological Artifact Free Solutions for Ocular Histology
The Journal of Histotechnology's passion for advancing ocular histology can be dated back to its birth year, 1977. In addition to embedding medium and microtomy, many technical improvements have been made in the last half century. In its 45th anniversary special issue this December, the Journal will feature manuscripts, including Dr. Wang's, that address scientific and technical advancements in ocular histology field.
This general session will provide insight if you struggle to achieve mouse eyeball preparation free of distortion such as shrinking and eyeball wall denting during fixation and paraffin processing, or if you have difficulty keeping ocular sections on glass slides while performing immunohistochemistry (IHC) or in situ hybridization (ISH) assays. In addition to reviewing the modified Davidson’s fixative and window technique for eyeball specimens, I will introduce our simplified and highly effective procedure for performing ocular histology which includes a novel fixative and a modified glass coating method.
 Fischer MW. Embedding Paraffins for Eye Microtomy. J Histotechnol. 1977; 1(2); 67. DOI: 10.1179/his.19184.108.40.206
CEUs: This histology course is worth 1 continuing education credit. Course is available for 365 days from date of purchase.
Yongfu Wang, Ph.D
Editor in Chief
Journal of Histotechnology
Dr. Wang graduated from the Southwest University in China with a bachelor’s degree in biology and earned his PhD in zoology from the Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Following postdoctoral training at the University of Kansas, he began an assistant research professor position at KU to study brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases. In 2015, he joined the Histology team at Stowers. Dr. Wang is interested in developing innovative technologies that can be implemented in the foundational research done at Stowers. His work has been published in various scientific journals including Nature Protocols and STAR Protocols.