The Cytometry Center is a state-of-the-art flow cytometry laboratory that provides Stowers investigators with a resource for analytical and preparative studies of cells using flow cytometry. The cytometry facility staff provides a full range of services including routine sample processing, cell staining, data analysis and strategic planning for novel assays and custom cell sorting applications.  Collaborative projects encompass a broad scope of research topics and often result from a group effort among several of the institute’s core facilities.


Counter-flow Elutriator

  • Avanti J-20 XPI – Beckman Coulter

Cytometry Analyzers

  • CyAn ADP – Beckman Coulter
  • Quanta MPL – Beckman Coulter
  • MACSQuant – Miltenyi Biotec
  • Hemavet HV 1700 – Drew Scientific
  • Scepter – Millipore

High Speed Cell Sorters

  • Influx – BD Biosciences
  • MoFlo Legacy – Beckman Coulter

Imaging Equipment

  • Axioskop 2 Plus – Carl Zeiss Inc.
  • Eclipse TS100 - Nikon
  • Celigo Scanning Cytometer

Macroparticle Sorter

  • CoPas Plus – Union Biometrica


In addition to the equipment listed above, the facility is equipped with a laminar flow biosafety cabinet, refrigeration/freezer, cell culture incubator, centrifugation, multi-channel pipettes and other common supplies and equipment. Furthermore, three Macintosh iMac core2duo Workstations and one core2duo Dell T3400 are available for data analysis.

For more information, please contact:

Jeffrey S. Haug
Head, Cytometry