DirectorJeffery Chalmers, PhD

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.

ACSR’s Goals

  • 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.

Contact ACSR

Bryan McElwain
Laboratory Manager

Alex Cornwell
Laboratory Coordinator

1055/1063 Biomedical Research Tower
460 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-292-FLOW (3569)

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