Team Members 

Dr. Brent Palmer

Brent Palmer, PhD 

Director - Flow Cytometry 

Brent Palmer Ph.D. is Director of the ClinImmune Flow Cytometry and Bioarchiving Facility. Dr. Palmer has been the Director of the ClinImmune Flow Cytometry and Bioarchiving facility for over 10 years and has more than 30 years of flow cytometry experience. Dr. Palmer has over 70 publications in the field of clinical immunology and infectious disease and has worked directly with numerous academic and industry partners to provide Flow Cytometry and Bioarchiving services and consultation. Dr. Palmer is also a NIH funded Principle Investigator and an Associate Professor in the Divisions of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.



Charles Preston Neff, PhD 2023

Charles Preston Neff, PhD

Technical Director - Flow Cytometry

Dr. Charles Preston Neff, also known as Preston, serves as the technical director of the flow cytometry core facility. He received his PhD from Colorado State University and has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Colorado since August 2012 and then an Assistant Professor since March 2020. He has helped with many research-based flow cytometry experiments and is skilled in designing and optimizing panels as well as gating strategies for these types of experiments.



Amy Noe

Amy Noe

Laboratory Manager

Amy serves as Palmer Lab manager and is responsible for the regulatory management of the flow lab to maintain the CAP accreditations. Amy earned her M.P.S in biotechnology and B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Amy joined the flow lab in 2021 and has over 18 years of experience in research, preclinical, and clinical testing, including more than 9 years of flow cytometry experience. Amy attended formal flow cytometry training courses at the National Institutes of Health and received hands-on flow training from the Flow Cytometry Core at the Vaccine Research Center (the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH).  Amy also utilizes her flow cytometry skills in assisting with ongoing research projects, clinical testing (and sorting), and flow core contract projects.



Min Zhang, MD

Min Zhang, MD

Clinical Supervisor

Min Zhang M.D. graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Science, Guangzhou, China. She received her Master of Philosophy degree in Molecular Biology and Diabetology from Hong Kong University. She is the clinical supervisor in the Flow Core Lab, the Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Colorado – Anschutz. She has many years of professional experience in performing high complexity testing, including CD4 and CD8 counts for AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), Sort CD3, CD4, CD8, CD14, CD19, CD33, CD34 and CD56 positive cells for specific engraftment monitoring, CD34+ count, viability and %CD34+ of CD45+ cells. Additionally, she has flow cytometry skills to run clinical samples and analyze clinical data.


Henry Chu

Henry Chu

Flow Core Manager

Henry serves as flow core manager and has experience in performing research and clinical flow cytometry-based assays and cell sorting. Henry joined the Palmer lab as a Professional Research Assistant in 2020 after graduating with a B.S degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado Boulder. He joined the lab focused on clinical work and biobanking, and also assists the flow manager with daily quality control and maintenance of the flow instruments. Henry had experiences on research projects in the lab and processing clinical samples for the tissue bank.



Flow Core


Cell Analyzers

Cell Sorters

Immune Monitoring Services

Biorepository and Cell Banking

Clinical Testing

Our Team

Forms, Policies and Procedures


Hours of Operation

Staffed: Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm)

24/7 for Trained Users for analyzers



University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Allergy & Clinical Immunology/School of Medicine

Research Complex 2 (10th Floor)

12700 E. 19th Ave, Rm # 10232, Aurora, CO  80045


Contact Information

Brent Palmer, PhD



Henry Chu

Flow Core Manager 




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