Marcello DiStasio, MD, PhD







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Department of Pathology
Yale School of Medicine


300 George St. Room 353D
New Haven, CT, 06510


3D printable model files

Some pieces of custom designed laboratory hardware useful for preparing human tissues for histology and other experimental protocols. The *.STL files are provided for download, which you can import into SketchUp or other design software for editing to further customize, or into a 3D printing slicer program so that you can print your own copies.

Brain holder for cutting

A basin and knife guide for reproducible symmetric coronal sections in brain cutting. May be most useful in supporting unfixed brains for sectioning. [credit: M. Kandarapallil]

BrainHolderModel   Model STL file: BrainHolder_v4.stl

Slide holder for center marking

Provides ruler guides for marking an ‘X’ to locate the center point of standard 3” x 1” glass slides.

SlideDiagGuideModel   Model STL file: SlideDiagonalGuide.stl