Flow Cytometry Lab

The Flow Cytometry Lab specializes in pre-clinical and clinical flow cytometry and is currently equipped with a BD LSR II, a BD FACSAria Fusion and a Beckman Coulter Gallios cytometer. The Lab is CLIA-registered and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) under the Cellular Therapy Core.

In addition to providing flow cytometry expertise and services for pre-clinical research projects of investigators and collaborators of the Department of Pediatric Surgery, the Flow Cytometry Lab offers clinical flow cytometry services to in-house investigators, as well as to external organizations. We can provide expertise in:

  • Customized flow based lab developed tests (LDTs)
  • Protocol development
  • Assistance in optimizing sample processing and data collection
  • Support in data analysis using advanced flow cytometry tools and popular data analysis software such as BD Diva, FlowJo and Kaluza.
  • Development and/or translation, optimization, and validation of multi-parametric immunephenotype panels and quality control flow cytometry-based assays
  • Development and writing of flow cytometry related cGMP-compliant documents, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), reports, validation plans, etc.
  • Clinical sample immune-phenotyping

Contact Information

Melisa Walker
Program Manager
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Children’s Program in Regenerative Medicine
1881 East Road, 3SCR6.3606-3
Houston, Texas 77054
Phone: (713) 500-7305
Cell: (832) 906-9700