Background

 

   

    The Laboratory of Stochastic Stereology and Chemical Anatomy (LSSCA) was founded in September 2005 and belongs to the Department of Surgery of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science of the University of São Paulo (FMVZ-USP). The LSSCA currently has 13 fulltime staff, including Master’s and Ph.D.’s  students and trainees.

   

    The current responsible professor of the LSSCA (since March 2014), Prof. Dr. Francisco Javier Hernandez Blazquez, is Professor of Surgery Departament (VCI) and Vice-Director of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science of the University of São Paulo (FMVZ-USP).

 

    The professor colaborator of the LSSCA, Dr. Antonio Augusto Coppi, is the South American representative of the International Society for Stereology (ISS) and an associate professor of the FMVZ-USP.

 

    The laboratory is committed to scientific research and since it was set up all its efforts have been directed towards placing the laboratory firmly on the national and international scientific stage. It does this by seeking to acquire new knowledge, train and develop human resources and raise funds from research support agencies for producing scientific research of excellent quality in three- and four-dimensional quantitative microscopy.

 

    Although the LSSCA was initially dedicated to the stereological quantification of the structures of the autonomous nervous system, it is currently equipped and skilled to apply and develop stereological stochastic delineation techniques to the tissue of various animals. Thanks to the work, effort, dedication and quality of the professionals who work in the LSSCA it is currently the national and international benchmark in the area of quantitative microscopy, using state-of-the-art  design-based  stochastic  stereology.

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