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Karpus Named Director of Flow Cytometry Core Facility

William Karpus, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Microbiology-Immunology at the Feinberg School of Medicine and Associate Dean for Student Affairs of the Graduate School of Northwestern University, has been named Director of the Lurie Cancer Center’s Flow Cytometry Core Facility.

The Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides investigators with comprehensive flow cytometry and cell sorting services; supporting enhanced scientific interaction and productivity within the Lurie Cancer Center and affording access to reliable, quality-controlled, specialized technology in a cost-effective manner. The facility serves as a focus for investigators interested in cellular based measurements and cellular heterogeneity in disease.

In his role as Director, Karpus is responsible for the technical oversight and management of the core facility, as well as new assay development and advising investigators on experimental design, data analysis, and data interpretation. Karpus, who served as the facility’s Associate Director since 1997, replaces recently retired Director, Charles Goolsby, PhD, the Floyd Elroy Patterson Research Professor and Professor Emeritus of Pathology.

Dr. Karpus’s laboratory is interested in the pathogenesis and treatment of multiple sclerosis and has studied the regulation of chemokine production and chemokine receptor expression since he joined the Department of Pathology in 1996. Karpus has been an attending pathologist in clinical flow cytometry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital since 1998 and has served as associate editor of Cytometry since 2002. In addition, he holds membership in Northwestern University’s Interdepartmental Immunobiology Center, Center for Genetic Medicine, Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery, and the Lurie Cancer Center.

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