Flow Cytometry (COM)

Overview of Services

The mission of the Flow Cytometry Core of Penn State's College of Medicine in Hershey, PA is to facilitate cutting-edge research by providing state-of-the-art fluorescence-activated cell sorting and analytical services at reasonable hourly rates. To achieve these goals, the facility provides four full-time staff and a faculty director to help investigators with all aspects of data collection including experiment design. In addition, the following flow cytometers are available for use by investigators in the Penn State Cancer Institute and the Penn State College of Medicine:

  • 4-color BD FACSCalibur
  • 10-color BD FACSCanto
  • 16-color BD LSR II
  • 16-color BD LSR Fortessa
  • 17-color BD FACS Aria SORP high-performance cell sorter
  • 12-parameter Amnis ImageStream imaging cytometer

 

Part of the core also serves as a CAP-certified lab and provides instrumentation and services to the various clinical labs of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Please take a few minutes to review the website information to ensure your flow cytometry experiments are conducted using appropriate methods and techniques to produce the most accurate data in a cost-efficient manner.

Leadership

Todd Schell, PhD | Director

Nate Sheaffer | Manager

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Available to approved users 24/7            

Mail Code H093  500 University Drive

Rm C3603, C3605, C3611

P.O. Box 850

Hershey, PA 17033

TO SCHEDULE TIME ON ANY INSTRUMENT YOU MUST CALL x6908. 

You can view availability on the calendar at:  http://www.psucom.calendarhost.com

Links and Resources

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Nate Sheaffer
Manager
 
717-531-5253
 
nas2@psu.edu
 
C3603
 
Joe Bednarczyk
Staff
 
717-531-6908
 
jab33@psu.edu
 
C3603
 
Jade Vogel
Staff
 
717-531-6908
 
jav229@psu.edu
 
C3611
 
Todd Schell
Director
 
717-531-8169
 
tschell@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
 
C6804B
 
Jianhong Zhang
Staff
 
717-531-6908
 
juz31@psu.edu
 
C3611