Flow Cytometry Lab
The Flow Cytometry Laboratory (Flow Lab) provides cell sorting and analysis services for in-house and external investigators. The Flow Lab staff operates the sorters and assists investigators using the analyzers. The staff also provides consultation regarding cytometry experimental design, sample preparation and data analysis. In addition, the staff welcomes the opportunity for external research project contracts.
The Flow Lab is equipped with FACSAria, FACSVantage SE, LSR II and FACSCalibur cytometers. It is directed by cell analysis specialist Dr. Xiaoping Wu. Prior to joining the Blood Center, Dr. Wu had postdoctoral training in Immunology at the Center for Immunology in the University California, Irvine.
The Flow Lab has been actively involved in ongoing and previous research projects at the Blood Center addressing blood thrombosis, transfusion complications, hematopoietic cell gene therapy, megakaryocytopoiesis, platelet generation, autoimmunity and therapeutic immune modulation for inhibitory antibodies against factor VIII.
The Lab is located in Room 1136 in the Research Institute of the PSBC at 1551 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102.
Reserved service can be canceled no later than 3 hours in advance of the scheduled time. If not canceled, half of the fee for the reserved time will be charged.