Facility Access & Locations

Card Access to Instrument Rooms

Following instrument training, make sure you get access to all the instrument areas.  There is nothing worse than your experiment being ready to be run and you cannot get into the room.

**The keycard access system was updated late 2019**. To request access to the Flow Core locations you must now:

Step 1: Ask your home department administrator, or lab manager, to request access using the Hitachi system on MyAccess for: HSE3, S854-S864, HSW10, and HSW11 (respective Hitachi codes: TCC021, TCC383, PHSW10)

Step 2: Click HERE or contact the people listed below, providing and copy & paste into an email, the following 6 pieces of information:

  1. I requested my Home department administrator to submit it on: (month/day)
  2. I need access to all these locations: HSE3, S854-S864, HSW10, and HSW11.
  3. Whose lab do you work in?
  4. Why do you need access to the facility?
  5. How long you need access for (end date and year)?
  6. Provide your UCSF Employee ID number (9 digits).
  7. Attach a picture (any file format) of the front of your UCSF ID.

For access to HSE3, S854-S864, HSW10, and HSW11, please email these items to: [email protected]

Please note: It may take several days until the approval is confirmed. Please try your keycard the next time you access the locations, if you run into any issues after 7 days have passed please email the people listed above again.

If you are having trouble sending your request through Hitachi system let us know on the same email.

All instruments are located at: 

513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143

Instruments are housed in the following rooms: 


Med Scien Bld

HSE302 and HSE301D


FACSAria Fusion (Mylo), FACSymphony (Marshmallow Man)

Analysis Workstations (Rowl & Scooter);   FACSAria (Animal; Beaker; Bunsen Honeydew; Boo Boo; Jabba the Hutt and Yogi Bear);   CyTOF-Helios (Charmander; Blue);   LSRII (Big Bird); Luminex; Fortessa X20 (Bert & Ernie);   Fortessa (Cookie Monster, Grover);   LSRII (Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch);   Biomark (Sully), C1 (Stich), Access Array (Minions)


To reach Flow Core staff, contact us.