Langston Lim, M.S., M.B.A. - Acting Director
Building 37, Room B114D
Mr. Lim received his B.S. degree in Biology and Laboratory Management and a M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, and his M.S. in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship from the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Lim is a certified histotechnologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and completed his training in histology and medical laboratory technology while serving in the United States Air Force. Mr. Lim utilizes his extensive experience and training from his previous positions as Head of Tissue Micro-Array Core Facility, histology supervisor, and histotechnology instructor. As Head of Tissue Micro-Array Core Facility at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, he designed, established and managed the first and only Tissue Micro-Array Core Facility in the Department of Defense. This core served as an international resource to researchers for understanding the genomics and proteomics of disease. He established and managed the special stains laboratory and served as Manager of Training at the Tri-Service Histotechnology School at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. As an instructor, he provided instruction in theory and practical application of histotechnology and microscopy for up to 24 Air Force, Army, Navy, and civilian students a year. As an interim supervisor of Histology, Laboratory of Pathology (LP), NCI, he supervised the operation of the laboratory and performed as a technical specialist in providing histologic preparations, conducted in depth assessments of processes, case turnaround time, personnel proficiency, and resources to ensure quality products and services for optimal patient care. As research histotechnologist in the Tissue Array Research Program, LP, NCI, he planned and conducted scientific investigations for the discovery of novel targets for cancer treatment by providing high-throughput screening of multiple tumor tissues using immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH). Mr. Lim joined the CCR Confocal Microscopy Core Facility in August 2008. He provides state-of-the-art confocal microscopy and super-resolution imaging to investigators to perform high quality clinical and translational research in cancer biology and to train students, residents, and fellows in the field of confocal and super-resolution microscopy.