Dear Core User,

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, per directives from Senior management at Partners and the Hospitals, this research core facilities will have a hiatus in their service offering. We will not be offering service till we are advised to resume operation.

Please stay safe in this challenging time and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Welcome to the HSCI-CRM Flow Cytometry Core Facility!

The CRM Flow Cytometry Core Facility offers dedicated research space, specialized equipment, and trained technicians to assist researchers with their cytometry sorting and analysis needs.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-10PM, Friday 8:30am-5pm
Staff: Maris Handley, Eric Surette, Gloria Lima, and Jacqueline Choi


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New? Start here:

Biosafety Agreement – For all new users. Please complete this form if you intend to use our core facility. This needs to be submitted to us before scheduling any time.

Administrative and Experimental Info Sheet — This sheet will provide you with all of the necessary information you will need prior to using our core. 
We are happy to answer any questions you may have!

Pricing information for each of our services and equipment can be found here

Interested in training on one of our machines? Click here

We now offer BSL2+ sorting!

We are now able to run a wider variety of BSL2 samples on our FACSAriaII - A3. All primary human samples will be considered BSL2 samples.

Prior to being able to run such samples, please complete the following questionnaire:

BSL2+ PI Questionnaire - To be filled out by the PI of any lab that wishes to sort BSL2 samples.

Our BSL2+ sorting policies can be found here. 
Please review this prior to sorting BSL2 samples with us.

If you have any questions about our new BSL2+ sorting capabilities, please don't hesistate to stop by or email us! 

Click on the links below to learn more about each of our instruments:

Aria 1 — FACSAriaIIu in hood
Aria 2 — FACSAriaII
Aria 3 — FACSAriaII in hood


Biosafety Agreement – For all new users. Please complete and submit this form if you intend to use our core facility. This needs to be submitted to us before scheduling any time.

Human Sort Document – For anybody bringing live, tested, uninfected human samples (non-BSL2). You must bring this form every time you bring live human cells.
Anybody working with live human cells (non-BSL2 cell lines) MUST also bring documentation stating that the cells have been tested and found negative for HIV, HepB, and HepC and are otherwise non-infectious samples.

BSL2+ PI Questionnaire - To be filled out by the PI of anyone who wishes to sort BSL2 samples.

Other useful information:
Introduction to Flow Cytometry – an excellent collection of training videos provided by BD Biosciences to teach you about flow cytometry
FlowBook - Intro to Flow - created by DeNovo Software, another great resource for learning about flow cytometry
Compensation Tutorial – courtesy of Dr. Mario Roederer, this website will teach you about compensation
Fluorescence Spectrum Viewer – use this to look for excitation/emission curves of many common fluorochromes
Fluorofinder - create multi-color panels with more confidence
New England Cytometry – stay up to date on all of the flow cytometry happenings in the New England area