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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Aoshiba K & Nagai A (2007). Chronic lung inflammation in aging mice. FEBS Lett. 581(18), 3512-6. PMID: 17628550. DOI: 10.1016/j.febslet.2007.06.075.

Brayton CF, Treuting PM & Ward JM (2012). Pathobiology of aging mice and GEM: background strains and experimental design. Vet Pathol. 49, 85-105. PMID: 22215684. DOI: 10.1177/0300985811430696.

Klopfleisch R (2013). Multiparametric and semiquantitative scoring systems for the evaluation of mouse model histopathology--a systematic review. BMC Vet Res. 9, 123. PMID: 23800279. PMCID: PMC3693904. DOI: 10.1186/1746-6148-9-123.

Ladiges W, Ikeno Y, Liggitt D & Treuting PM (2013). Pathology is a critical aspect of preclinical aging studies. Pathobiol Aging Age Relat Dis. 3, 22451. PMID: 23970952. PMCID: PMC3749367. DOI: 10.3402/pba.v3i0.22451.

Sundberg JP, Berndt A, Sundberg BA, Silva KA, Kennedy V, Bronson R, Yuan R, Paigen B, Harrison D & Schofield PN (2011). The mouse as a model for understanding chronic diseases of aging: The histopathologic basis of aging in inbred mice. Pathobiol Aging Age Relat Dis. 1. PMID: 22953031. PMCID: PMC3417678. DOI: 10.3402/pba.v1i0.7179.

Treuting PM & Pettan-Brewer C (2011). Practical pathology of aging mice. Pathobiol Aging Age Relat Dis. 1. PMID: 22953032. PMCID: PMC3417704. DOI: 10.3402/pba.v1i0.7202.


The Atlas of Mouse Development
Authors: Matthew H. Kaufman
Publishers: Elsevier Science, 1992
ISBN: 0124020356, 9780124020351

A Color Atlas of Sectional Anatomy of the Mouse
Authors: Takamasa Iwaki, Hiroshi Yamashita, Toshiyuki Hayakawa
Publishers: Braintree Scientific, Inc.
ISBN: 4900659584, 4885006295

An Atlas of Histology
Authors: Shu-Xin Zhang
Publishers: Springer Science & Business Media, 2013
ISBN: 0387217606, 9780387217604

DiFiore's Atlas of Histology with Functional Correlations
Authors: Victor P. Eroschenko, Mariano S. H. di Fiore
Publishers: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013
ISBN: 1451113412, 9781451113419

Histology: A Text and Atlas
Authors: Michael H. Ross, Lynn J. Romrell, Gordon I. Kaye
Publishers: Williams & Wilkins, 1995
ISBN: 0683073699, 9780683073690

The House Mouse: Atlas of Embryonic Development
Authors: Karl Theiler
Publishers: Springer, 1972
ISBN: 3540059407, 9783540059400

Human Histology
Authors: Alan Stevens (MRCPath.), James Steven Lowe
Publishers: Elsevier/Mosby, 2005
ISBN: 0323036635, 9780323036634

The Laboratory Mouse
Authors: Peggy J. Danneman, Mark A. Suckow, Cory Brayton
Publishers: Taylor & Francis, 2000
ISBN: 0849376270, 9780849376276

Manipulating the Mouse Embryo
Authors: Brigid Hogan, Rosa Beddington, Frank Costantini, Elizabeth Lacey
Publishers: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1994
ISBN: 0879693924, 9780879693923

Pathology of the Mouse: Reference and Atlas
Authors: Robert R. Maronpot, Gary A. Boorman, Beth W. Gaul
Publisher: Cache River Press, 1999
ISBN: 1889899038, 9781889899039

Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease
Authors: Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster
Publishers: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014
ISBN: 0323296351, 9780323296359


Reference Guides

Frozen Section Technique (Pathology Innovations)

Frozen Section Preparation (The Lab Rat)

Guide to the Necropsy of the Mouse (Vincenzo Covelli)

Preparation of FFPE Tissues for IHC (Elsevier)

Summary of Optimum Handling of Mouse Tissues (UC San Diego)

Summary of Optimum Harvesting and Processing Mouse Organs for Histopathological Examination (UC San Diego)

Summary of When to Use Frozen vs FFPE Tissues (UC San Diego)

Research Tools

Mammary Cancer in Humans and Mice: A Tutorial for Comparative Pathology (UC Davis)

Mouse Phenome Database (Jackson Labs)

Pathbase (Dr. Laurence Fiette and EUROGEMS)

Resources for Researchers (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Virtual Necropsy (UC Davis)


Improving tissue-sample profiling: The optimization and application of immunohistochemistry (

Using Unfixed, Frozen Tissues to Study Natural Mucin Distribution (