The SRC's Educational Program in Unbiased Stereology
"A pleasure to spend hours and days learning stereology
from the experts."
Prof. M.B, Oregon Health And Sciences University, Portland,
Upcoming Stereology Workshops
The SRC's popular Stereology Workshops, Webinars and Fellowships
are designed to train bioscientists from
academia, government agencies, and private industry in the principles and practices of design-based (unbiased) stereology. In almost two decades this educational program has allowed literally thousands of bioscientists to bring computerized stereology into their research programs.
Every fall since 1995 the Stereology
has provided a comprehensive three-day Stereology in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Society For Neurosciences. In April we offer a two day Spring Stereology Workshop on beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida, ranked the #1 place in the world to travel by Arthur Frommer in 2012.
Other stereology-related resources provided by the SRC include the Stereologer
, a highly efficient, affordable and user friendly computerized stereology system; the Stereology Core Facility,
a stereology tissue preparation and outsourcing service; and stereology books
published by The Johns Hopkins University Press (click here
to order books at 25% off the price offered by on-line booksellers).
"I want to say how much I enjoyed the Stereology Workshop. Long may you continue."
Prof. M.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
These workshops and courses combine the expertise of
professional instructors with strong experience in study design,
histology, and peer-review of stereology projects.
Two leaders of this educational program have published hundreds of peer-reviewed papers in the field of unbiased (design-based)
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 and 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 SRC's Educational Program includes a range of proven
teaching methods, including formal Power Point lectures, data
presentations, one-on-one instructor-participant sessions, and hands-on
training with computerized systems.
Emphasis of this training includes the underlying theory and
practical skills required for independent design and completion of studies
using all commercially available systems for computerized
Participants receive CDs with all presented materials, including copies of Power Point
slides, a workbook with instructional materials, a wide range
of relevant publications from peer-reviewed scientific journals and
instructional videos for proper data collection using computerized stereology
Peer Reviewed Publications
For those interested in the detailed applications of
unbiased stereology, we recommend these recently published or in press
peer-reviewed books, chapters and articles.
Mouton, P.R. Neurostereology. John Wiley Press, Boston, MA, in press
Elozory, D.T., Bonam, O.P., Kramer, K., Goldgof, D., Hall, L., Mangual, O, Mouton, P.R. Automatic Section Thickness Determination Using An Absolute Gradient Focus Function. Journal of Microscopy 248: 245-259, 2012.
Mouton, P.R., Kelley-Bell, B., Tweedie, D., et al., Effects Of Age And LPS-Mediated Inflammation On Central Catecholaminergic Neuron Number In B6 Mice. Neurobiology of Aging 423: 27-36, 2012.
Courchesne, E., Mouton, P.R., Calhoun,
M.E., Semendeferi, K., Ahrens-Barbeau, C., Carter,
C., Pierce, K. An Excess Number of Prefrontal Cortex Neurons
Underlies Early Brain Overgrowth in Autism. Journal of the American Medical
Association (JAMA), November 9, 2011.
Mouton, P.R. "Unbiased
Stereology: A Concise Guide," (August,
2011), The Johns Hopkins University Press. Available in paperback and
hardback editions. Click here to
order with 25% discount off the list price.
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; email@example.com) with any questions about the Stereology Educational