The Flow Cytometry Shared Resource is one of several OHSU resources supported by the Knight NCI Cancer Center Support Grant. The grant ensures that management and support services are available for the researchers and programs of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

We provide state-of-the-art flow cytometry instrumentation and associated expertise to all of OHSU and the surrounding scientific community. Our instruments include three high speed cell sorters, six benchtop flow cytometer analyzers, one CyTOF mass cytometer, one Luminex, one Miltenyi AutoMACS Pro-cell separator and a Beckman Coulter Vi-Cell cell counter.

It is also our mission to educate investigators, staff and students about flow cytometry principles and technology. The FCSR provides assistance with experiment design, cell sorting and data analysis. We also provide training to operate our cutting-edge flow cytometers. This allows investigators and their teams to run their own samples cutting experimental costs.

Flow core shared resource info pamphlet


If you currently have a FlowJo dongle or a FlowJo workstation site license through our Core, please contact Dorian if you would like to use analysis your flow data while working from home.


Flow Cytometry Core Modified Operations starting March 26th, 2020

Given guidance from Peter Barr-Gillespie and OHSU, the Flow Cytometry Shared Resource has ramped down all on-campus operations. 

The Flow Cytometry Shared Resource has put all instruments into storage-mode as OHSU transitioned into Level 3 modified operations in response to COVID-19. This means no analyzers or sorters will be available for researchers unless it is for COVID-19 related research or otherwise approved for an exemption (must have filled out this form, and received approval). If you need to use an analyzer for Covid19 research, please contact the flow core staff to discuss your needs. 

Flow Core staff will still be available by phone and e-mail. Please feel free to contact any of the operators if you have any questions. 

As soon as we hear when we can turn our instruments back on, we will update this page to let everyone know. Thank you for understanding. 

Please contact us with any questions/concerns:

Flow Cytometry Shared Resource:

Director - Phil Streeter:  Streetep@ohsu.edu

Please note, that while staff within the Flow Cytometry Shared Resource will attempt to meet the needs of resource users while this modified operational plan is in place, given school closures and staff illness, there will likely be times when staff support is not available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.