Flow and Immunology Cores Family

The Flow and Immunology Cores assist with the characterization of cellular phenotype and function based on the expression of surface or intracellular molecular markers as well as the isolation of cells based on those markers. Advanced cell sorting and cytometric analyses are readily conducted by experts within the cores or by trained laboratory members. Many of the cores offer self-service on equipment. Contact them to find how they can help you with your research.


Flow and Immunology Cores offer a range of services. They can assist with individual tasks in a research project or manage the entire project. DEM Flow Cytometry Core provides end-to-end assistance.

  • Consultation on immunology and flow cytometry study design
  • Flow cytometry assay development
  • Cellular phenotyping and functional assays
  • Immunoassays for cytokines and other soluble analytes
  • Data analysis and consultation
  • Specimen processing, freezing, and storage
  • Flow cytometry operation: self-serve, assisted
  • Training: one-on-one and group classes
  • Tissue immunohistochemistry/ immunofluorescence

Flow Cytometers

Analyzers: Mission Bay, Parnassus, Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Sorters: Mission Bay, Mt. Zion, Parnassus, Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Related instruments: Parnassus


    UCSF Flow Cytometry Training Course

    Flow Clinic (drop-in, one-hour forum)

    Environmental Health and Safety Laser Safety Training
    (may be required as a condition for use of equipment)

    Contact cores for equipment-specific training