The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) Flow Cytometry Core Facility is a Cancer Center-subsidized shared resource. Its function is to provide high quality, cost effective state-of-the-art flow cytometry and multiparameter cell sorting instrumentation and associated expertise and services to all investigators at the college. The facility permits maximum and efficient utilization of the equipment and serves to enhance the quality and scope of scientific research performed at Albert Einstein.
The high cost of the instrumentation in the core and the need for the specialization of skilled personnel mandated the availability of a shared resource for flow cytometry at the medical school and a flow cytometry core facility was incepted in 1976 when a Becton Dickinson FACS II was purchased using a National Science Foundation equipment grant. It is interesting to note that the first commercially available cell sorter, which was a Becton Dickinson FACS, was introduced only 2 years earlier.
The Flow Cytometry Core Facility is located in the Chanin Institute for Cancer Research, room 309. Inquiries concerning access to the facility should be directed to any of the facility staff.