Flow Cytometry Core

Scientific Director:  Todd Schell, Ph.D.
Phone: 717-531-8169
Email: tds6@psu.edu

Director:  Bruce Stanley, Ph.D.
Phone: 717-531-5329
Email: bas12@psu.edu

Lab Manager: Nate Sheaffer, BA, ASCP Cyt
Phone: 717-531-6908
Email: nas2@psu.edu

Senior Research Support Associate: Joseph Bednarczyk.
Phone: (717) 531-6908
Email: jab33@psu.edu

Senior Research Support Associate: David R. Stanford, Ph.D.
Phone: (717) 531-4699
Email: dstanford@psu.edu

This Core provides sophisticated high speed (50,000-70,000 events per second) 8 parameter fluorescence-activated cell sorting, as well as analytical flow cytometry for both our research and our clinical needs. As a clinically certified facility, the Cell Science/Flow Cytometry Core Facility performs clinical analyses of patient samples on a regular basis. In addition, the facility's eight flow cytometers, including two Becton-Dickinson FACScan instruments, two FACSCalibur instrument, two FACSCanto instruments, an LSR II instrument and a new Becton-Dickinson FACSAria SORP cell sorter, are available for use by investigators at the College of Medicine on an hourly rate basis. The goal of this core is to provide sophisticated fluorescence-activated cell sorting and cell-fluorescence analytical services at reasonable hourly rates. To achieve these goals, the facility is operated to provide access to both clinical and basic science investigators.

Services Offered:
  • Research Flow Cytometry analyses on 3-color, 4-color, 6-color, and 13-color instruments
  • Becton-Dickinson FACSAria High Speed 18-parameter Cell sorting
  • Clinical Sample Diagnostic Analyses on 3-color, 4-color, and 6-color instruments
Major Equipment:
  • Two Becton-Dickinson 4-color FACSCaliburs
  • Two Becton-Dickinson 6-color FACSCantos
  • Becton-Dickinson 13- color LSR II
  • Becton-Dickinson FACSAria SORP Cell Sorter

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