The Parnassus Flow Cytometry Core assists investigators whose research requires molecular marker characterization of cells in suspension as well as the isolation of cells based on those markers. Advanced cell sorting and cytometric analyses are readily conducted by experts within the Core or by trained laboratory members. The Core consists of instruments consolidated from a variety of UCSF departments including the Diabetes Center, Immunology, Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine, Surgery, and SABRE, with the costs of maintaining sophisticated equipment shared across its many users through a recharge system. Services and instrumentation are available to be scheduled and utilized by all UCSF labs, affiliates, and external users following proper training.
The Diabetes Research Center (DRC) subsidizes the cost for DRC members and financially supports project development for all users. Please inform us if you publish using data obtained from our facility. Your publications help support our center grant which assists in keeping this Flow Cytometry Facility running. Users are reminded to acknowledge DRC Center Grant (NIH P30 DK063720). The Parnassus Flow Cytometry Core, in collaboration with similar Core facilities on campus, also helps to identify emerging technologies that will enhance multiple research programs and coordinates the acquisition and maintenance of those facilities. We encourage feedback on available or missing services to help improve the facility to make sure it meets your needs and demands.
If you need help deciding if flow cytometry will help you in your studies or have any questions, contact us for a free consultation.