Flow Cytometry Immune Monitoring Shared Resource


Flow Cytometry and Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource (About)


We offer flow cytometry and cell sorting instrumentation and expertise, as well as immune profiling of clinical samples. These combined cores support academic research all the way from basic science to translation and clinical trials.

Flow Cytometry

Our state-of-the-art flow cytometry instrumentation is available for data acquisition, analysis, and cell sorting, and the technical expertise to interpret results, and develop methods. We offer information about new techniques, and applications of flow cytometry through workshops and seminars, and provide training to interested facility users who wish to run their own samples. Individual consultation services are available to discuss the specifics of each project.

Flow cytometry is a powerful tool that measures the functional and structural characteristics of heterogeneous mixtures of cells and particles in suspension based on their ability to scatter light. The cell sorting function separates these cells physically into their different classes. Researchers have the capability to analyze and sort cells by differences in physiology, metabolism, morphology and other characteristics. The ability to distinguish different cell types is limited only by the ability to attach specific fluorescent markers to the cells.

The Flow Cytometry component is jointly supported by RII and the UACC.

Immune Monitoring

The Immune Monitoring Shared Resource provides comprehensive immune profiling, sample preparation, and clinical trial support. Our mission is to provide technical expertise to clinical investigators and research scientists who want to characterize the immune system by offering up-to-date immune monitoring services for clinical and translational studies.

Our services include multispectral flow cytometry, metabolic analysis, blood services such as PBMC isolation and serum/plasma extraction, and a full spectrum of immunological services. We also offer custom assays upon request and will work with interested investigators to help get their projects up and running. Biobanking services are also available upon request.

We offer training, assisted, unassisted, and technician operated modalities for all our instruments and will meet investigators at their desired level of engagement. All services are available during regular business hours (M-F 8am - 4pm) with 24 hour access to select instruments arriving in the near future.

The Immune Monitoring component is supported by the UACC and the University of Arizona Personalized Defense Strategic Initiative.


The core facility is located here, with typical work hours of:

Monday - Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

UA Cancer Center - Levy Building

(Flow Cytometry - 0935)
(Immune Monitoring - 0911, 0913)
1515 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

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University of Arizona Cancer Center

Medical Research Building

(Flow Cytometry satellite lab, room 240K1)
1656 E. Mabel St
Tucson, AZ 85719 USA

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Medical Research Building

Get in touch

Flow Cytometry

Contact person
Sara Centuori, PhD
Mark Curry (Flow Cytometry)
Pat Gundy (Immune Monitoring)

Facility Emails

Reference this core in grants and publications using:
University of Arizona, Flow Cytometry Immune Monitoring Shared Resource, RRID:SCR_023432