Cell Sorting Facility

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Cell Sorting Facility

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center operates a Becton Dickinson FACSAriaII-SORP cell sorter, consisting of five lasers capable of simultaneous 14-color detection for apoptosis, DNA/cell cycle analysis, detection of novel living color fluorescent proteins (DsRed, mCherry, tdTomato, mOrange, mPlum, etc.), immunophenotyping, and calcium flux experiments. The custom-configured FACSAria II SORP high-speed cell sorter is capable of rapid sorting of cells, bacteria, yeast, and other small particles, based on multiple parameter characteristics into highly pure populations.

Services include:

  • Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS)
  • Sterile sorting
  • Tube and microscope slide-based sorting
  • Single cell deposition into 6, 12, 24, 48, 96, and 384 well microtiter plates for cloning

The FACSAria II is run by a dedicated operator with extensive expertise in cell sorting. The sorter is available to Weill Cornell Medical College researchers on a fee-for-service basis. Consultations on optimal sorting approaches are available. More extensive collaborative projects requiring substantial input from the core director regarding experiment design for optimal population detection are also welcome.

More information and account set-up

Location: 1300 York Ave (at East 69th Street), Sixth Floor, Lab A-610C

Hours: 10 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday (by appointment)

Lab Manager:
Jason McCormick  
(212) 746-3387