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Flow Cytometry Core Facility


The Flow Cytometry Core Facility was established in 1981. It then consisted of one tiny room within the tissue culture facility which housed a BD FACS II sorter. Today the Core houses six cell sorters and seven analyzers as well as an Amnis FlowSight imaging cytometer and a Fluidigm C1. The Core has a professional and courteous staff to answer technical questions and assist you in setting up flow cytometry experiments. Our staff can assist in cell sorting, acquiring and analyzing data as well as training for self-use of select sorters, analyzers and software. The Core Facility now has BSL-2+ and BSL-3 sorting available. Feel free to drop in or call to discuss your experimental needs.

The Flow Cytometry Core Facility is located on the 5th floor of the student lab wing in the Medical School, room S5-322, open 9:00 to 6:00 Monday to Friday (except Wednesday to 5:00). Please call 508-856-3276 for scheduling and questions.

Staff hours for sorting:  

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday*, Thursday*, Friday

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Wednesday

*Extended sorting hours are available upon request until 7:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursday. 

Self-service sorting and analysis also available after hours.


Photos courtesy of BD Biosciences and Beckman Coulter

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