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Flow Cytometry Core Facility

The Flow Cytometry Core Facility at the National Eye Institute provides flow cytometry analytical and sorting equipment and services to the NEI Intramural community. Flow cytometry is a technique for counting and examining microscopic particles, such as cells and beads, by suspending them in a stream of fluid and passing them by a detection apparatus. The Core utilizes state-of-the-art sample preparation, data acquisition and analysis, and sorting procedures in providing service and supporting collaborative research projects. The Core provides training to students, fellows, and principal investigators at NEI in the theory and practical use of the technology. The training includes sample preparation, staining, and handling post sort.



The facility offers comprehensive analytical and sorting services. Techniques used in the core include:

We also have FlowJo and GemStone Software available for analysis.

The facility also offers training in:


Name Title E-mail
Rachel R. Caspi, Ph.D Supervisor
Rafael Villasmil Manager & Operator
Wendell Cook Technical IRTA

Last Reviewed: March 2011

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health