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Team

Flow Cytometry Core
Rachael Sheridan, Ph.D., SCYM(ASCP)
Core manager

Rachael Sheridan earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and holds a professional cytometry certification (SCYM(ASCP)CM). She has extensive experience with experimental design, panel design and optimization, high-speed cell sorting, and training of researchers. She is active in the flow cytometry community contributing to both regional and global cytometry initiatives. Prior to joining Van Andel Institute in October 2016, she was an instrumentation specialist in the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center Flow Cytometry Laboratory.

Josh Schipper, Ph.D.
Flow cytometry specialist I

Josh Schipper received his Ph.D. in molecular and structural biochemistry from North Carolina State University, where he studied apoptosis and drug development. He then spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University’s Institute for Genome Science and Policy building computer models to better understand and predict transcription factor binding. He started working at the Van Andel Institute in 2015, and has been a member of the Flow Cytomerty Core since 2018. Josh enjoys photography and flying small planes, and his favorite thing about flow cytometry is, of course, all the lasers.