The neuropathology laboratory, under the leadership of Dr. Jie Chen and includes Dr. Sahara Cathcart, provides diagnostic neuropathology services for brain tumors, neuromuscular diseases via muscle and nerve biopsies, neurodegenerative diseases, including common forms of dementia, including Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease and less common forms such as frontal temporal dementia and progressive supranuclear palsy, as well as other surgical and autopsy neuropathology specimens. Diagnostic procedures may include histochemistry, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, cytogenetics including FISH studies or next generation sequencing.

The service head and staff are available for consultation. Medical or technical questions can be directed to Jie Chen, MD at 402-559-4186.