Flow and Image Cytometry Shared Resource

The Flow and Image Cytometry Shared Resource (FICSR) provides advanced flow cytometric and morphology service utilizing state-of-the-art technology and an extensive computer network that has been assembled into a user-friendly and cost-effective environment. The goals of the Resource are to provide (i) multiparameter flow cytometry, encompassing analytical, sorting and Luminex services, (ii) Confocal, Live Cell and ImageStream imaging services, and (iii) instruction and technical support as required by investigators.

As a focal point for many interdisciplinary activities throughout Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (RPCI), the resource supports both basic research and clinical protocol services. The resource’s strategic plan emphasizes the provision of state-of-the-art technology and expertise in all facets of flow and image cytometry, and supporting the needs of its user base to enhance peer-reviewed funding and publications.

The flow cytometry component of the shared resource offers both clinical and basic research support services, which universally maintain a quality assurance program using guidelines from New York State and national accrediting agencies. The imaging component enables qualitative and quantitative image analysis of cells at the cellular and subcellular levels, time-kinetic multicolor image analysis and quantitative multispectral image analysis. The educational program component provides didactic lectures and hands-on experience with (i) isolation, preparation, and staining of all types of human and animal cells, (ii) instrument setup and acquisition, and (iii) data analysis.


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Flow and Image Cytometry Shared Resource
Cancer Cell Center, 3rd Floor, Room 311
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, New York 14263

Operating Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
24/7 key code access to instruments for trained individuals

Core Grant Citation

This shared rsource is funded by NCI P30CA16056. Publications should cite the Core grant in the acknowledgment section, if publications use data generated by the shared resource. Two copies of the publication acknowledging the Core grant should also be submitted to the facility at Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263.