Translational Research Initiatives in Pathology (TRIP)



Access is restricted to the lab.

Meetings consultations and one-on-one software training may be conducted via Webex. 


Please email if you need to drop off or pick up frozen samples. 

Paraffin or other non-refrigerated samples may be left on the cart outside the lab during normal business hours.

Please use appropriate, well-sealed containers (not pipette tip boxes).

Questions can be directed to:


Overview of Services

The Translational Research Initiatives in Pathology (TRIP) Lab provides technical and consultative support to the UW translational and collaborative research community; and partners with the UW Carbone Cancer Center Biobank as part of Translational Science BioCore (TSB). On a fee-for-service basis, TRIP offers to all researchers high quality histology, tissue microarray creation, IHC/ISH services, multi-spectral imaging, quantitative image analysis, molecular diagnostics and cell line authentication services.  These services can be complimented by project consulation provided by board-certified pathologists.


Karla Esbona, Ph.D.

Eduard Matkovic, M.D.
Faculty Lead

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM   

Imaging Room  
7 AM - 5 PM 

1111 Highland Ave.

WIMR L2 2214/2062

Madison, WI 53705

Links and Resources

  1. TRIP Website
  2. Surgical Pathology Archived Tissue Form
  3. Surgical Pathology Archived Tissue Form Guide
  4. TSB-Biobank


Name Role Phone Email Location
Karla Esbona, Ph.D.
TRIP Director
L5/143 CSC
Toshi Kinoshita, B.S., M.T.
Histology, TMA creation, Vectra & Aperio Imaging
2214 WIMR
Rebecca Baus, B.A.
Molecular, Cell Line Authentication, Spatial & Molecular Profiling, IHC-IF, ISH/FISH
2062 WIMR
Rachel Kulow
Department Administrator
3163 MFCB
Anupama Singh, Ph.D.
IHC, Aperio Imaging
2214 WIMR
Maggie Baus, B.S.
IHC-IF, Histology, Molecular, Cell Line Authentication, Molecular Profiling
2062 WIMR
Eduard Matkovic, M.D.
Faculty Lead
D4/252 CSC