Analytical Cytometry is a quantitative analytical method that separates cells based on specific characteristics. It can also measure physical and chemical properties of cells and particles.
The Analytical Cytometry Shared Resource (ACSR) provides state-of-the-art flow cytometry analysis and sorting of cell populations using selected cellular markers. Flow cytometry is a critical technology for cancer research, and the ACSR is used extensively by all scientific programs in the OSUCCC – James and by the broader Ohio State research community.
Researchers can learn more about the use and application of flow cytometry in several ways, including scientific seminars, marketing at cancer-specific meetings, instrumentation overviews and application workshops. Additionally, the Mid-Ohio Cytometry Associates “users’ group” meets regularly to discuss relevant cytometry issues and to generate educational opportunities.
Provide state-of-the-art flow cytometry analysis and sorting on a fee-for-service basis. Additionally, assist investigators with experimental design and assay development.
Provide individual training and then 24-hour access to flow cytometry instrumentation for researchers who wish to conduct their own analysis.
Develop and provide educational and training opportunities for new and experienced resource users.
Provide forums to introduce new instrumentation, technologies and reagents to OSUCCC – James investigators.
Obtain and provide state-of-the-art equipment to support high-quality cancer research for OSUCCC – James members.
Introduce new, or pre-commercial, emerging technology to support high-quality cancer research for OSUCCC – James members.
The ACSR supports the training of postdoctoral scientists and graduate students in OSUCCC – James laboratories and helps members obtain extramural funding by supporting high-quality cytometry experimental design.
The ACSR is supported by extensive institutional commitments.