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The Rhode Island Hospital Stem Cells and Aging (SCA) COBRE Flow Cytometry Core function is to provide high quality, cost effective, state-of-the art flow cytometry and multiparameter cell sorting instrumentation and associated expertise and services to all investigators in the SCA COBRE and to the general research community in Rhode Island.
The core is staffed by Mark Dooner.
Mark Dooner directs and manages the core and serves as operator for the BD Biosciences Influx cell sorter and LSRII. An advisor is available to the investigators in experimental design and data interpretation.
The core has had experience with a variety of different flow cytometry applications and protocols and will work with both experienced and novice investigators to help plan and execute successful flow cytometry experiments.
The Rhode Island Flow Cytometry Facility is in the Coro West Building, 5th Floor, Suite 5.08A, One Hoppin Street, Providence.
|Instrument or Service||Price|
|LSRII assisted or outside users||$65/hour|
|Influx cell sorting||$75/hour|
|Training (LSRII) 1 hour||$50|
All first-time users must contact Mark Dooner to discuss their project and to set up a user account. Every effort will be made to accommodate sorting requests in a timely manner. Booking in advance is recommended.
Please note SCA COBRE projects and pilot projects will be given priority.
Mark Dooner, COBRE Flow Cytometry Core, Rhode Island Hospital
The sorter separates particles on the detection of fluorescent markers on particles such as cells, chromosomes, bacteria or nuclei.
Then the collected cells are suitable for downstream analysis either in molecular applications like protein assays and PCR, or used in viable assays such as tissue culture or injected into in vivo models.
Generated data may also be used to determine percentages of interrogated populations. The sorter can separate populations into tubes (1.5ml, 4ml, 15ml, 50ml), multi-well plates (6, 24, 48, 96, 384), or directly onto microscope slides.