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Flow Cytometry Facility

The Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides cell sorting services and access to routine flow cytometry assays, such as immunophenotyping and DNA analysis, and guidance, technical assistance and equipment for the investigators to utilize more complex mult-parametric, multi-laser measurement and cell sorting in their research. The recent acquisition of the MoFlo high-speed sorter has increased the facilities technical capabilities. The facility serves as a focus for studies of cellular heterogeneity in disease. Services range from consultation on experimental design, sample preparation and data analysis to instrument operation and set-up for cell sorting and multi-laser operation.

Contact Us


Suchitra Swaminathan

Suchitra Swaminathan


  • Olson Pavilion, 8-505
    710 N. Fairbanks Court
    Chicago, IL, 60611
  • Technological Institute, E253
    2145 Sheridan Road
    Evanston, IL 60208


  • 312-908-1294


Services & Equipment

 Key Services

  • High Speed Cell Sorting
  • Complex Multi-parametric Analyses (8 color or more)
  • Data Analysis
  • Consultation on Experimental Design/Data Interpretation/Troubleshooting
  • New Assay Development
  • Sample Preparation
  • Investigator Training on Equipment and Software


  • Beckman Coulter Moflo
  • Beckman Coulter Elite ESP
  • 2# Beckman Coulter Epics XL-MCL
  • Becton Dickinson LSR II
  • Beckman Coulter CyAn
  • Accuri C6
  • Beckman Coulter ViCell
  • Off-line Computer Workstations


All manuscripts and grants presenting work supported by this core should include the following acknowledgement:

We thank the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, for the use of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility, which provided _______ service. The Lurie Cancer Center is supported in part by an NCI Cancer Center Support Grant #P30 CA060553.

Core Navigator

For guidance on which cores may be most useful for your research and to coordinate use, please contact Core Navigator Sara Fernandez Dunne at or 847.491.5960.