The Cell Analysis Facility

The Cell Analysis Facility is located in the Department of Immunology at the UW Medicine South Lake Union Campus Room E-386.

The facility provides a broad range of instrumentation and expertise for addressing experimental issues related to single cells. The Facility makes available state-of-the-art instrumentation and techniques while developing new ways of answering questions about the nature and function of cells. Not only is instrumentation available to the University community, but it is intended that the Facility contribute to all aspects of the research process. This includes consultation in experimental design, technical assistance in the operation of the instruments, distribution of raw data files, archival data storage, offline data analysis workstations, interpretation of results, and the provision of facilities for the preparation and production of presentation graphics.

The facility hosts a server that provides over 10TB of on-line access to link investigators and their laboratories to their collected data from anywhere. Workstations for data analysis are available in the computer lab free of charge.

For instruction, introduction to flow cytometry courses are offered periodically, and individual instruction can be provided as needed. Please call us at 543-7006 for details.

For details of availability, time, and charges, please see the section on Frequently Asked Questions

Remember to acknowledge the valuable services provided by the Cell Analysis Facility in your research papers and publications: "This research was supported by the Cell Analysis Facility Flow Cytometry and Imaging Core in the Department of Immunology at the University of Washington."

Important Announcements

We have added a new Cytometer:

We are happy to be the 1st lab in the PNW to have the new Cytek Aurora spectral flow cytometer! To learn more contact the facility or read about it here

Check out the Instrumentation link for more details about the Aurora rates, configuration and validated fluorochrome list.

Upcoming Seminar: PrimeFlow RNA Assay

When: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where: UW - SLU Brotman Auditorium

For more infromation check out the flyer

New Rates effective February 01, 2018

Users can now Subscribe to facility Announcements: Using the new online calendar, users can now subscribe to general announcements or subscribe to specific instrument updates that will be sent via email. This will provide timely information and alerts. Users are free to sign up for one or all lists that are of an interest. Instructions on how to subscribe are here.

Scheduling Calendar: You will need to login with you UWNetID to schedule time. If you do not have a UWNetID or have not created an account with the facility, please see Michele Black to be added to the access list. See Scheduling for more detailed information.

Any material requiring BSL-2 containment or any viable cells that could be classified as BSL-2 (this is all human cell lines and primary human samples ) must be cleared through EH&S by submitting a Biological Use Authorization form (BUA) form prior to being sorted at the facility.

When signing up for a sort please indicates the cells origin and you must specify the Biosafety level of your material. If it falls under BSL-2 you may not sort unless your lab is approved.  

Approval will be given on a case by case basis through IBS commitee and EH&S depending on the risk assessment as it applies specifically to cell sorting in the Cell Analysis Facility. Contact to obtain the necessary forms and instructions to add the Cell Analysis Facility to your approved protocol.

Please refere to Sorting Requirements for additional information.


If you have any questions or any concerns please contact Michele Black at
or  685-3014.


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