New Users

Welcome to the Penn State Flow Cytometry Core Facility. Please complete the following steps so we can get you scheduled as quickly as possible:

New User Checklist

  • Read over our checklist and lab policies:

Cell Sorting Requests

To initiate a cell sorting procedure, we need to know a little more about your sample and the experiment you'll be running. Please e-mail Mitchell Koptchak to discuss a potential experiment or schedule an appointment. Additionally, please complete the following form as best as you can so we have a better idea about what you plan to sort and how to set up the sorter for your experiment:

Hands-on Training

  • E-mail Rajeswaran Mani or Mitchell Koptchak to schedule training on the machine you'd like to use, or initiate a service request on iLab
  • Complete hands-on training (usually 2 sessions, 2 hours each)

Facility Policies

Users are obligated to abide by the following facility policies:

  • Proper Laboratory attire (clothing) must be worn in the Facility. Long pants and close-toed shoes are required
  • No food or drink is allowed by the machines. You can leave it in the office area
  • Users must acknowledge the facility in all publications, posters, talks, etc. that result from using the Facility
  • Users may not train other users or log in for an untrained user
  • Users may not attach any device to a facility computer (i.e. No USB drives)
  • Users may not install software on any facility computer
  • Users may not alter preferences in software without permission from a staff member
  • Users must clean up the work area after use; training will be provided for properly cleaning instrumentation
  • The facility is not responsible for data storage. Users should promptly remove all data from facility computers using approved methods. (NO USBs)