Director, Flow Cytometry Core Facility
The Flow Cytometry (FC) Shared Resource provides Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) members and the entire University of Utah research community with state-of-the-art instrumentation, consultation, and expertise in flow cytometry which measure a wide variety of cellular attributes using panels of monoclonal antibodies, quantitative and functional biochemical probes, ligand capture beads, and reporter gene expression. The FC Shared Resource has two FACScan five-color benchtop analyzers, a new three-laser BD FACSCanto-II analyzer, a high-speed FACSVantage SE Turbo cell sorter, and a Union Biometrica Biosort large particle sorter. The FC Shared Resource provides technical consultation for experiment design as well as training in the use of flow cytometry—from the theoretical standpoint and in the actual operation of the equipment. Instrumentation and staff are centrally located, with satellite workstations for data retrieval.
The Resource aids Cancer Center members in the laboratory-based scientific Programs (Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation; Cell Response and Regulation; Imaging, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics; and Gastrointestinal Cancers) in the analysis of heterogeneous cell populations for the characterization of normal and diseased states. In addition, flow cytometry enables researchers to physically sort specific populations of interest for subsequent expansion and investigation.
For more information, please see the Flow Cytometry webpage on the University of Utah HSC Core Facility website: http://www.cores.utah.edu/labs/flowcytometry/flow_cytometry.html.
Flow Cytometry Governance
HCI Senior Director Oversight
David Jones, PhD
Faculty Advisory Committee Members
Charles Murtaugh, PhD
John Phillips, PhD (ex officio)
Gerald Spangrude, PhD
Bryan Welm, PhD