Effective March 19, 2020

We will continue to offer ALL of our services, but with changes to our Staff Scheduling and User requests process.  We are asking our Users to schedule time on machines or microscopes by 6pm the day before using equipment to allow for determinations to be made for how many staff will need to be present on campus the following day.  

Revisions to Operating Protocol:  Our modified protocol minimizes face to face interaction; we will communicate primarily by iLab, email, and phone with our Users. We are asking that no more than 3 people be in a flow room at a given time and that only staff enter the SR office area. Users who appear ill may be asked to leave the area.

Cytometry and Microscopy

The Cytometry and Microscopy Shared Resource (SR) provides access to instrumentation to perform cell based assays and cell sorting. Trained users schedule time on instruments, then come to the facility and run their own samples. SR staff are on-site to help if difficulties arise. In special cases, samples can be run by SR staff by prior arrangement. The SR operates on a cost recovery basis. Prior to access, users need to supply a valid account that will be charged at the end of the month of access.

Sometimes it is more expedient or necessary to use other available Cytometry and Microscopy cores. We fully support this and cooperate with facilities for cytometry - Center for AIDS ResearchInfectious DiseasesLRI Flow Cytometry Core, and microscopy - CWRU SOM Neurosciences and the Lerner Research Institute.

Operation

First time access:
Contact Mike Sramkoski (rms19@case.edu). He will arrange orientation and training.

Experienced users:
Workflow begins by scheduling time on the appropriate instrument using an online scheduler (iLab); show up on time, then operate the instrument (run samples and acquire data). To contact SR staff with questions or as an alternative to the scheduler send an email to cytocore@gmail.com.

Instrumentation

Available Instrumentation

Fees

View list of fees

Acknowledgment

Please remember to acknowledge the valuable services provided by Cancer Center Shared Resources in your research papers and publications:
"This research was supported by the Cytometry & Imaging Microscopy Shared Resource of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (P30CA043703)."