The CSR provides substantial technical expertise and training for state-of-the-art cytometry instruments in order to address fundamental cancer research questions. Through a variety of educational outreach activities, OSUCCC members are introduced to new instrumentation, technology and methodologies being developed at Ohio State and other key allied organizations.
BRT Director: Jeffery Chalmers, PhD
BRT Manager: Bryan McElwain, BS, MS, MBA
CVM Director: Mary Jo Burkhard, DVM, PhD
Additionally, the CSR is also staffed by two laboratory coordinators in the main facility and CVM.
Jeffrey Chalmers, PhD, Director of the Cytometry Shared Resource, is also a professor in The Ohio State University’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as well as an adjunct staff member for the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, Research Institute.
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He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemical Engineering from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and his PhD in the same field of study from Cornell University.
Dr. Chalmers serves on the OSUCCC’s Biotechnology and Bioengineering Editorial Board, and he is an NIH ISD study section member. An elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an elected Fellow of the American Institute of Biomedical and Biological Engineers, Dr. Chalmers has received numerous professional awards and distinctions. He has also published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers, 10 book chapters and one book.
Bryan McElwain, BS, MS, MBA is the BRT Manager, He received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. Bonaventure University in, St. Bonaventure, NY and his Master of Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He began working with cytometry through the course of his Masters thesis on immunology at the Roswell Park Research Institute.
Bryan has been managing the BRT core facility since 2004 gaining professional experience in designing, consulting, and training members of the facility on cytometry applications, experimental design, and instrument training. He has expertise on the BD FACS Aria, BD FACS Calibur, BD FACS LSRII, and the BD FACS Vantage.
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Mary Jo Burkhard, DVM, PhD, is the CVM Director. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University and her Ph.D. from Colorado State University. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Clinical Pathology) as well as an associate professor.
Dr. Burkhard paved the way for clinical flow cytometry in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Her research interests focus on mucosal immunology, T-cell function and phenotype, function and phenotype of freshwater mussel hemocytes, and immunophenotyping of hematopoietic neoplasia.
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