The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

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Flow Cytometry Core Facility

The Flow Cytometry Core provides instrument support and daily assistance to users in a variety of flow cytometry-based techniques for both research and clinical applications. These include analysis of cell surface markers, analysis of expression of intracellular proteins and separation of cell suspensions into sub-groups or single cells. The core also provides expertise in the use of antibody-conjugated fluorescent bead arrays to analyze small samples of cell and tissue extracts, as well as serum samples.

We now have two BD ARIA cell sorters using multiple laser lines: Violet, Blue, and Red. We are capable of four-way cell sorting of screened material, and can sort into plates as well for PCR or culture.

We are starting to phase in our newest flow analyzer, the FACS Verse, which is an 8-color analyzer utilizing three lasers: Blue, Red, and Violet. The new Verse is capable of sampling from a variety of containers and is easy to use.

We are available if you need assistance in developing new protocols for flow cytometric analyses, or to obtain specific protocol information from literature or other commonly used standard protocols such as immunophonotying, cell cycle, proliferative index, Cacium Flux, anti-Brdu, and others.

Please contact Chris Colon, Core Director, for further assistance and information.

Faculty Head: Betty Diamond, MD
Core Director: Chris Colon
Senior Sorter Operator: Herb Borrero

Room FI-2317
350 Community Drive
Manhaset, NY 11030

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 9 -7 p.m.
Friday: 9 – 5 p.m.

Off-Hours Use:
Any instrument including the cell sorter may be used during off-hours with the approval of the facility director. The requirement is that the user be fully trained and can run without assistance and is able to take care of any instrument needs. Investigators who wish to do after-hours sorting are encouraged to do this and will be trained free of charge. Independent sorters receive a discounted rate. Please see our fee structure for pricing details.