The Tisch Cancer Institute

Flow Cytometry

The Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI) Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Facility (FCSRF) provides access to state-of-the-art technologies, services, and expertise in flow cytometry to enhance scientific discovery, interaction, and productivity underlying innovative cancer research programs.

Flow cytometry is a powerful technology that enables researchers to study simultaneous multiparametric characteristics of thousands of cells per second to decipher complex cellular and molecular processes in health and disease. The FCSRF offers services for routine applications such as single cell isolation to rapidly isolate live cells, as well as to conduct more innovative and complex biological studies such as RNAseq, metabolomics, and lipidomics assays.

The FCSRF is composed of the institutional Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Facility and two TCI satellite sites located in the Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine and the Icahn Medical Institute buildings. The FCSRF is equipped with three analyzers, one non-human cell sorter, and five cell sorters contained in biosafety level two areas dedicated to isolate non-fixed human samples and mouse cells infected with class II pathogens. In addition, two satellite sites are equipped with four analyzers. Staffed with seven flow cytometry specialists committed 100 percent to this facility, the SRF provides operational, training, and consultation services covering all aspects of flow cytometry. This includes cell cycle analysis, isolation single cells from cancer patients, and identification of up to 18 different cell surface and intracellular antigens on the same cell. Our mission is to provide the necessary instrumentation and knowledge regarding cytometry and cell sorting so that Tisch Cancer Institute investigators can improve human cancer diagnosis and treatment through basic sciences, translational, and clinical research.

Reservations can be made through the Electronic Research Application Portal (eRAP) website. We charge a minimum fee of one hour for equipment set-up and decontamination time.