Flow Cytometry

The University of Colorado Cancer Center Flow Cytometry Shared Resource is committed to providing quality state-of-the-art flow cytometry services to the AMC campus and surrounding biotech community. The Flow Cytometry lab is equipped to perform the majority of standard and advanced flow cytometry applications. Instrument training and experimental design assistance is available for those who are not familiar with flow cytometry. We specialize in high-end equipment which can perform sophisticated multicolor analysis and sorting in addition to more standard assays.

Using flow cytometric analysis, high-speed cell sorting,  and multiplexed fluorescent microsphere assays, the Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (FCSR) can perform a wide range of assays supporting cancer research, including cell cycle, cell proliferation, apoptosis, cell viability, cell signaling, stem cell detection, fluorescent protein analysis and cell phenotyping. These assays are crucial to understand how cancer derails normal cellular processes to cause disease.

The FCSR also serves as the Flow Cytometry Core for the Gates Stem Cell Center. We provide a consultation to help those CU Cancer Center members with little flow cytometry or immunology background to design appropriate experiments.

Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (FCSR) | SOPs and Policies

If you use Cancer Center shared resource cores, be sure to acknowledge the Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA046934) and submit your publications to PubMed Central.  Thank you!


  • Standard Fluorescence Cytometry
  • Spectral Fluorescence Cytometry
  • Mass Cytometry
  • MoFlo XDP70
  • MoFlo XDP100
  • Astrios EQ
  • Sony MA900
  • Education
  • Training
  • Publications
  • Software
  • Luminex MagPix
  • ViCell Cell Counter


RC1 - South 4th Floor

Contact Us

Mailing Address

CU Cancer Center Flow Cytometry SR
12801 E. 17th Avenue
Mail Stop 8127
Aurora, CO 80045




p| 303-724-3145 (analysis rooms)

p| 303-724-3144 (sorting room)