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 flowcytometry instrumentation and associated expertise to all 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. Being a core facility, part of our mission is to educate investigators, staff and students about flow cytometry principles and technology.

The Flow Cytometry Shared Resource also provides assistance with experiment design, training on our cutting-edge flow cytometers, cell sorting and data analysis for researchers. We offer investigators a cost-saving option of allowing trained users to run their own samples. Finally, this shared resource saves valuable investigator time by giving them the option of having us analyze specimens for them.

Flow Cytometry Core Informational Flyer

What's New?

We have moved into our new satellite flow facility at the new Knight Cancer Research Building. Our instruments at the KCRB include a BD FACSAria Fusion, BD Fortessa and Milteni MACSQuant.

We have also a new BD Symphony flow cytometer for our main lab at Richard Jones Hall. The Symphony has 5 lasers with up to 18 fluorescent parameters.

For scheduling, please use our iLab software.

The FCSR has site licenses for FlowJo and FCS Express (Flow and Image versions are available):

  • For FlowJo, download FlowJo X and then email Sara to register and activate your copy.
  • For FCS Express, download the desired version and contact Dorian to get a configuration file for access to our license.