The SRC's Stereology Workshops combine the expertise of
professional instructors with strong experience in study design,
histology, and peer-review of stereology projects.
Course Director: Peter R. Mouton, Ph.D., Professor of
Stereology at the Department of Pathology & Cell Biology, University of
South Florida School of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Mouton is past U.S. representative
of the International Society for Stereology (2001 - 2011).
Co-Director: Arun M. Gokhale, Ph.D., Professor of Materials Sciences and
Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. Dr.
Gokhale is past Vice-President of the International Society For
The co-directors of the SRC's Stereology Workshops have published more than two hundred peer-reviewed articles, books, and chapters on the theoretical and practical applications of unbiased (design-based) stereology.*
Proven Formula For Success
The SRC's Educational Program includes a variety of proven methods for teaching stereology to bioscientists, including formal Power Point lectures, one-on-one instructor-participant sessions and hands-on stereology exercises.
On completion of the Stereology Workshop participants will receive CDs with all presented materials; copies of Power Point slides; a workbook with instructional materials; reprints of relevant publications; instructional videos; and an official Certificate of Course Completion.
Computerized Stereology Training
These courses excel in training bioscientists to quantify changes in biological tissue using commercially available computerized stereology systems. Because these systems use the same concepts of design-based stereology, effective training in the theory and practice builds proficiency in the use of all these systems. For this reason bioscientists using any of the commercially available stereology systems will benefit from these courses.
*A sample of ten recent peer-reviewed books, chapters and articles published by the SRC and collaborators:
Stoner, et al. Discrete
Patches of Laminar Disorganization in Young Autistic Neocortex, New England
Journal of Medicine, in press.
Mouton, P.R. Quantitative Anatomy Using Unbiased Stereology,
in CRC Handbook of Imaging in Biological Mechanics (C. Geu and G. Genin, eds), Taylor
& Francis Press, London, in press.
Selenica, et al., Diverse Activation Of Microglia
By Chemokine (C-C Motif) Ligand 2 Overexpression In Brain. Journal Of Neuroinflammation,
Mouton, P.R. (2013) Neurostereology, John Wiley & Sons, Boston, MA.
Mouton, et al. Effects Of Age And LPS-Mediated Inflammation On Central Catecholaminergic Neuron Number In B6 Mice. Neurobiology of Aging 423: 27-36, 2012.
Elozory, et al., Automatic Section Thickness Determination Using
An Absolute Gradient Focus Function. Journal of Microscopy, 248: 245-59, 2012.
Courchesne, et al. An Excess Number Of Prefrontal Cortex Neurons
Underlies Early Brain Overgrowth In Autism. Journal of the American Medical
Association (JAMA), 2011.
Mouton, P.R. (2011) "Unbiased
Stereology: A Concise Guide," The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Mouton, P.R. Applications Of Unbiased Stereology To
Neurodevelopmental Toxicology, in Developmental Neurotoxicology Research:
Principles, Models, Techniques, Strategies and Mechanisms, C. Wang and W. Slikker
(eds), John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, N. J. pp. 53-77, 2011.
Mouton, P.R. & Gordon, M. Stereological and Image Analysis
Techniques For Quantitative Assessment Of Neurotoxicology. In Neurotoxicology,
3rd Edition, Target Organ Toxicology Series, G. Jean Harry, Hugh A. Tilson,
(eds), March 2010.
SRC (phone 410-739-1667; firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the Stereology Educational