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Flow Cytometry Core

Core Policies

IRB approval, Biosafety

Each PI is responsible for having current IRB and biosafety approvals.

New users and training

Users are encouraged to consult with the Flow Cytometry core personnel for help in designing new experiments. This consultation is free of charge.

In-house training on the Gallios Analyzer is offered to investigators that routinely run large numbers of samples. After satisfactory completion of the training, the investigator may operate the instrument at the reduced fee. Regular fees apply during training sessions. The estimated minimum training time is four hours. We do not recommend the training class unless you plan to do a substantial amount of analysis.

The MoFlo XDP instrument is operated only by the flow cytometry facility staff.

All new users must sign the applicable user agreement form:

Flow cytometry sample preparation

Each investigator is responsible for sample preparation for both the Gallios analyzer and the MoFlo XDP cell sorter. Please make sure that the samples are prepared as per standard requirement of the instruments. This will ensure good quality data. A poorly prepared sample runs the risk of clogging the instruments. Please contact us if you have questions regarding sample preparation.

Acknowledging the core

All publications based on work conducted in the flow cytometry core facility should acknowledge the facility as follows:

“Flow cytometry experiments were performed at the UMMC Cancer Institute Flow Cytometry Core Facility.”

If a flow cytometry core facility staff member(s) significantly contributes or participates in a project, investigators are encouraged to consider including the individual(s) as an author(s).

Investigators are respectfully asked to submit a reprint or PDF file of papers acknowledging the flow cytometry core facility to the flow cytometry core operator.