The Laboratory of Stochastic Stereology and Chemical Anatomy (LSSCA) was founded in September 2005
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
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).
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.