The Cell and Tissue Imaging Facility provides a broad range of services covering many of the major structural methods used to study cells and tissues. The Core consists of four labs: histological and microscopy training for graduate students and tissue processing and collection services for the research faculty at MSM and other institutions. This facility provides a broad range of services covering many of the major structural methods used to study cells and tissues.
Singh, Rajesh, Ph.D.
Role: Managing Director, Flow Cytometry Core, Research Instructor
"The new BD FACSAria™ II cell sorter improves ease of use, flexibility, and aseptic capability to make it the best choice for consistent results in sorting across a broad range of applications.
The heart of this cell sorting revolution is the true fixed-alignment flow cell, gel-coupled to the collection optics. Fixed alignment
minimizes startup time and improves reproducibility. Gel coupling to the objective lens improves collection efficiency and increases the sensitivity and resolution needed for multicolor applications.
The BD FACSAria II cell sorter advances cell sorting with multiple improvements. A new fluidics design improves aseptic setup and cleaning. New nozzle sizes enable a wide range of particles to be sorted. Software improvements dramatically cut the time spent on cytometer setup, adjustment, and maintenance.
The BD FACSAria II cell sorter also sets a new standard for ease of use to improve both workflow and productivity. A new nozzle design allows for reproducible insertions. A new universal sort tube collection mount makes it easier to insert and remove tube holders. Software wizards and automation simplify aseptic sort setup, drop-delay determination, and clog detection. Compatibility with BD digital analyzers makes it easier to move from analysis to cell sorting."
Includes cell sorting and bio-image analysis.