Flow Cytometry Core


The Flow Cytometry Core is dedicated to providing high-quality, comprehensive cytometry services and expertise to scientists at the Institute and external collaborators. The core’s instrumentation includes a 21-color MoFlo Astrios cell sorter, a 14-color CytoFLEX S benchtop analyzer and a 4-laser spectral Aurora cytometer; a GentleMACS Octo tissue dissociator with heaters; a Shandon Cytospin 3; a VetScan HMII for CBCs; and a VetScan Classic for blood chemistry analysis.

How to request services

The Institute’s Core Technologies and Services manages service requests through CrossLab Solutions. Each Core maintains a CrossLab page that provides descriptions of the Core as well as options to schedule equipment and request services. Pricing also is available in CrossLab (See Schedule Equipment and/or Request Services). Current CrossLab users can login here.

VAI staff that need a login (or further CrossLab support) should contact Lori Moon and MSU staff that need a login should contact Erica Lange. External users that need a CrossLab account/login can go here for account creation. After logging in, external users should click “list all cores” under the Core Facilities section in the left menu and scroll down to “Cores at Van Andel Institute”.

For questions about the Core, please contact Flow Cytometry Core Manager Rachael Sheridan, Ph.D., at Rachael.Sheridan@vai.org.