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Welcome to the URMC Flow Cytometry Shared Resource

The mission of URMC Flow Cytometry Core is to provide investigators with state-of-the-art instrumentation along with the human expertise to support all that is possible now, while pushing the limits of what can be done with flow cytometry.

The URMC Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (FCR) is under the scientific direction of Timothy Bushnell, Ph.D. and technical direction of Matthew Cochran, MS.  The FCR also employs a staff of 8 highly trained instrumentation specialists, a Development Director and a Data Analytics manager to serve the University of Rochester community. 

The resource is equipped with a wide array of instrumentation that is rarely matched the world over.  This includes 5 traditional analytical cytometers, two full spectrum cytometers, 4 cell sorters, 2 imaging cytometers, a small(nano) particle detection system, a Metabolomics instrument, a BioPlex200 bead based array instrument, and a mass cytometer. 

In addition to providing access to and maintaining cytometry instrumentation the FCR is also dedicated to providing education and consultation to our investigators.  

A facility overview with focus on new instruments can be found here

Our PPMS scheduling system can be accessed here.

  • The URMC Flow Core sincerely thanks the University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute’s (Grant number UL1 RR024160) for their considerable and continued support of mission critical equipment.
  • Acquisition of the Amnis ImageStream was made possible by NIH Grant S10 RR0023458, (Craig Jordan, PI).
  • The URMC Flow Cytometry Core sincerely thanks the UR Developmental Center for AIDS Research (P30AI078498, NIH/NIAID) for their support in the acquisition of the Amnis ImageStreamX.
  • The URMC Flow Core would also like to thank the Rochester Human Immunology Center for their support of mission critical equipment.
  • The URMC Flow Core is grateful to NCRR for the funding of a new Aria II high speed cell sorter in part from grant number 1S10RR0292299-01.
  • The URMC Flow Cytometry Resource is grateful to NIH Office of Research Intfrastructure Programs for the funding of the CyTOF Mass Cytometer from the grant number 1 S10 OD012302-01.