Services Description for Grants

The following is a current description of equipment and services that can be copied and pasted into your "Resources" section of a grant.

The Research Instrumentation Core (RIC) is directed by Professor Sandra Hope, Ph.D. with part-time lab technicians to provide full flow cytometry analysis services.  The RIC is located on the 3rd floor of the Life Sciences Building and includes 689 square feet divided into a small supply room, a small dark room for microscopy and plate readers, and the main room for flow cytometry, centrifuges, and spectrophotometry.  Flow services include two cytometers: 1) a Beckman Coulter Cytoflex analytical flow cytometer capable of detecting 13 colors plus forward and side scatter; equipped with four lasers (488, 638, 561, 405 nm) and the option of 18 filters, with the option of manual sample handling or platereader sampling, 2) a BD Bioscience AccuriC6 plus analytical cytometer able to detect 4 colors and equipped with a 488 nm and 640 nm lasers.  The RIC also houses a Zeiss fluorescent microscope with AxioCam camera and Zeiss imaging software, cytospin centrifuge, high speed centrifuge, Nanodrop spectrophotometer, and two plate readers (BioTek Synergy HT and Perkin Elmer Victor Nivo) that can read fluorescence, luminescence, absorbance, BRET, and FRET.