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Overview

Important COVID-19 news for ICBR Cytometry and CTAC Users:

    • ICBR Cytometry remains open to serve research deemed essential by UF Research.
    • User trainings on all instruments in CY and CTAC are now available.
    • We ask all users to have only the one person with the self-service reservation come into the core to operate the equipment- this helps with social distancing
    • We ask that all self service users wash their hands upon arrival to the core lab and put on gloves before touching computers or instruments.
    • We ask that all self service users clean the computer keyboard, mice and the instrument with sanitizing wipes and 70% ethanol when you are done running samples.
    • We ask that all sorting samples for drop off have ethanol resistant labels on the tubes and a written sample ID key for the Sorter operator.
    • We ask that our users please practice “social distancing” when setting up sorting’s with the CY staff.

The Cytometry core offers project consultingexperimental design and optimization as well as data analysis services to help researchers with large-scale and small-scale experiments acquired on our sorters and cytometry instruments. We coordinate closely with other ICBR cores (Next-Gen Sequencing, Gene Expression, Bioinformatics, Monoclonal Antibody, Electron Microscopy and Proteomics) on shared projects. Our core offers a full suite of services from staff assisted services to training courses for all users, as well as instrument training for 24/7 access to our self-service equipment usage.

The Flow Cytometry core provides a variety of tools and staff expertise for both live and fixed cell analysis. The laboratory incorporates numerous flow cytometers, from simple entry-level instruments to high-end 5-laser, 17-parameter instruments as well as a spectral cytometer to analyze your cells. We have  3 FACS ARIA’s and a SONY SH800 sorters to help users sort  your cells of interest. In addition, the laboratory offers a suite of microscopy equipment for self-service users. The microscopes are well equipped with a variety of excitation lines from near UV to red and can collect a variety of emission colors (depending on dye combinations), with viable cell time lapse and extensive computed parameter capabilities, including FRET, FRAP, image stitching, and 3D reconstruction. We offer a host of Microscope brands from a Leica SP5 Confocal, a Nikon Multiphoton Confocal system, a Nikon Live cell Imaging platform, 2 Olympus spinning Disk Confocal instruments, as well as our new Keyence BZX800.

 

Core News

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With the progression of recent events, there are a lot of questions about how it affects ICBR users. Please see below, important changes that could impact your experience at ICBR. These changes will be in place for the foreseeable future. Please refer back to this page for timely updates. As always, check the UF dedicated site for campus-wide information and initiatives. LATEST NEWS ICBR is now open, Monday through Friday, to support research on the University of Florida campus. Please be...
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The CytoFLEX Flow Cytometer, the first introduction to the CytoFLEX Platform, provides the performance you need in an easy to use system allowing you to focus on the science, not the instrumentation. Its superior sensitivity and resolution throughout all configurations give it the edge over other cytometry systems four times its size. All instruments in the platform utilize CytExpert for CytoFLEX Acquisition and Analysis Software. Reach out to UF | ICBR Cytometry to experience the CytoFLEX Platf...
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Instruments

Staff

NameTitleTelephoneE-mailRoom
Andria DotyCytometry Scientific Director(352) 273-8186sun30@ufl.edu292B CGRC
Mariza MirandaCytometry Core Research Specialist II(352) 273-6032marizamiranda@ufl.edu292 CGRC
Anthony BoullosaCytometry Core Research Technician III(352) 273-6032afbfl@ufl.edu292 CGRC
Doug SmithCTAC Manager(352) 392-1745dugsmith@ufl.edu
Gary BrownCTAC Lab Technician(352) 273-6569gabrown@ufl.edu