The Experimental Hematology Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility (EH-FCCS) supplies state-of-the art flow cytometric equipment and services to our Experimental Hematology community and partners who require analytic and cell-separating assistance. Our facility is dedicated to expanding the productivity, efficiency, and innovation of our researchers in a prompt and cost-effective manner. We cater to the specific needs of our investigators, from the critical beginning stage of experimental development to interpretation, redesign, and presentation of the final data.
Our facility provides:
Currently, the facility is equipped with two cell sorters and two cell analyzers.
|BD FACSAria Fusion in Biosafety Cabinet||DTRC - Rm D3004||Cell Sorter||High-speed cell sorting, equipped with 5 lasers (355, 405, 488, 561, and 640nm) and 18 in-house detectors stored in a biosafety cabinet with the capability of 4-way sorting|
|Sony SH800 in Biosafety Cabinet||DTRC - Rm D3060||Cell Sorter||Fully automated chip cell sorting, equipped with 4 lasers (405, 488, 561, and 638nm) and 6 in-house detectors stored in a biosafety cabinet with a capability of 2-way sorting|
|Attune NxT with Autosampler||DTRC - Rm D3060||Cell Analyzer||4 lasers (405, 488, 561, and 640nm) and 14 detectors with high throughput samplers for multiparameter flow analysis|
|BD Symphony A3 with HTS||DTRC - Rm D3060||Cell Analyzer||5 lasers (355, 405, 488, 561, and 637nm) and 28 detectors with high throughput samplers for multiparameter flow analysi|
David Cullins is a flow cytometrist that oversees the Experimental Hematology Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting facility that provides flow cytometry (FACS) services for over 60 researchers within the Department of Hematology. Cullins’ twenty-year background in flow cytometry—phenotyping, characterizing, and quantifying cell populations, measuring cellular response to drug treatments, and isolating specific groups of rare cells—brings a wealth of knowledge that has escalated and enriched the department’s research efforts.
Cullins is also a seven-year Army veteran with a Molecular Biology degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Master’s in Business Administration with a specialty in management from Strayer University. He is certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as a Specialist in Cytometry.