Biohazard Flow Cytometry

The Biohazard Flow Cytometry Core provides high-speed cell sorting and multiparameter flow cytometric analysis for work involving agents posing a documented or potential biohazard. The laboratory is set up to enable high-speed sorting and analysis of unfixed human primary cells and cell lines under conditions that comply with safety standards recommended by the International Society for Analytical Cytology and approved by our Institutional Biosafety Committee. Resources are also available for sorting and analysis of various infectious agents, including many human pathogens such as HIV requiring up to Biosafety Level 2 containment.

  • The goal of this facility is to maintain the necessary research infrastructure needed for flow cytometry studies, with appropriate biosafety containment safeguards.
  • Access to a contemporary variety of flow cytometry analytical instrumentation, using up to 12 concurrent antibody/fluorophore combinations
  • Access to contemporary variety of flow cytometry high speed cell sorters, available as a service, using a variety of instruments with up to 14 concurrent antibody/fluorophore combinations
  • Fluorescent microscopybasic inverted microscope with Exfo X-Cite metal halide excitation source
  • Access to computer analysis workstation for the analysis of flow cytometry-generated data files using a contemporary variety of software choices
  • Consultation and suggestions to investigators for the planning experiments involving flow cytometry
  • Provision of flow cytometry-related protocols
  • Training, assistance and consultation in the use of the equipment and services in the facility and associated experiments
  • Assistance in the preparation of grants involving flow cytometry applications
  • Host regularly scheduled scientific- and vendor-based flow cytometry-focused lectures, courses and demonstrations

Related Shared Facilities
Related Shared Facilities

Analytical Imaging

Location and Contacts

Biohazard Flow Cytometry Chanin 308/309 (main lab), 624C; Price/Block 159
  • Steve Porcelli, M.D.
    Scientific Director

  • Jinghang Zhang, M.D.
    Operations Director