Flow Cytometry (Columbia Stem Cell Initiative)

Overview of Services

CSCI Flow Cytometry is a comprehensive flow cytometry shared resource lab that offers the Columbia University community and external users access to high-end flow cytometry, cell sorting, and supporting instrumentation.


Our core facility is home to the following instruments: 


  • Two 20-parameter BD SORP FACSAria cell sorters
  • A fully-automated 6-parameter Bio-Rad S3e cell sorter
  • A 9-laser, 60-parameter Propel Labs Bigfoot Cell Sorter
  • A 14-parameter BD FACSCelesta analyzer
  • A 30-parameter Bio-Rad ZE5 cell analyzer
  • A 12-parameter Luminex ImageStreamX MkII imaging cytometer
  • A Luminex-200 bead-based protein and nucleic acid multiplexed assay system
  • A Fluidigm BioMark HD microfluidic multiplexed genomic analyzer
  • An Applied Biosystems QuantiStudio 7 Flex real-time qPCR system


We offer both assisted and self-service sorting and a full training program for the flow cytometer analyzers and the flow cytometer sorters.

CSCI Flow Cytometry also offers technical assistance for experimental design, troubleshooting and data analysis to support users during the entire process of a flow cytometry experiment.


Getting Started: Please refer to the Getting Started document to begin using CSCI Flow Cytometry services.

Independent Usage: Please refer to the Policies for Independent Operation document for information on unassisted operation of the machines.

Panel Design: All users are encouraged to use Fluorofinder, an online panel building tool, to design experiments on our instruments. Please click here for our Fluorofinder page.


Dr. Emmanuelle Passegué | Director

Email: ep2828@cumc.columbia.edu


Michael Kissner | Director of Operations                                         
Email: mdk2108@cumc.columbia.edu                     
Phone: 212-305-2561 (lab) 914-715-8765 (mobile)


Rose Gordon-Schneider | Flow Cytometry Specialist                                         
Email: rmg2207@cumc.columbia.edu




Location and hours of operation

Hours Open 


Vagelos Physicians & Surgeons Building

630 W. 168thStreet

Room 11511

New York, NY 10032








Name Role Phone Email Location
Michael Kissner
Director of Operations
212-305-2561 (lab) 914-715-8765 (mobile)
P&S 11511
Daniel Troast
Flow Cytometrist
212-305-2561 (lab)
P&S 11511