Fluorescent-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) forms a central technique in immunology and other sub-fields of cell biology. It allows the researcher to count or sort individual cells based on the density of surface markers and a variety of other phenotypes. This way specific cellular subsets can be analyzed in complex populations.
LKS researchers have easy access to the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry’s flow cytometry facility, which is located just down the hall from the LKS laboratories. Six state-of-the-art instruments cover a wide range of wavelengths and applications.
All interested investigators should contact the Facility Manager, Dorothy Kratochwil-Otto at (780) 492-7780.