Indiana University Bloomington
Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Welcome to the IUB Flow Cytometry Core Facility

The IU Bloomington Flow Cytometry Core Facility (FCCF) offers flow cytometry analysis and cell sorting services. It houses the FACS Aria II 5-laser, 14-color sorter, the SH800 2-laser, 6-color user-run cell sorter, the COPAS Select, a Drosophila embryo and large particle sorter, the LSRII, a 4-laser, 14-color analyzer, the MACSQuant VYB 3-laser, 8-color analyzer with 96-well plate option, as well as the Moxi Z cell counter technology used for determining cell concentration and size distribution. The facility will also be adding a Miltenyi QuadroMACS separator. Services include technician assisted sorting, as well as training for analyzers, SH800 and Moxi instruments. Help with experimental design is also available. The facility maintains a workstation with flow cytometry data analysis software, and has a copy of this software as well as a site license for use outside of the facility. For more information and for any questions, please contact the facility.


July 4, 2023 - Facility closed - Independence Day holiday

June 19, 2023 - Facility closed - Juneteenth holiday

June 5-29, 2023 - CytoFLEX LX demo

June 5, 2023 - CytoFLEX LX presentation

May 29, 2023 - Memorial Day holiday

May 17, 2023 - Indy Flow Users Group meeting (virtual)

May 8-11, 2023 - Facility after-hours use only, ABRF meeting

April 17-21, 2023 - Facility after-hours use only

February 22, 2023 - Indy Flow Users Group meeting (virtual)

January 16, 2023 - facility closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

December 19, 2022 - January 3, 2023 - facility closed for winter holidays

December 7, 2022 - Indy Flow Users Group meeting (virtual)

November 18-25, 2022 - facility closed for Thanksgiving holidays

October 22, 2022 - IU Science Fest - come see the "Go with the Flow" station

September 16-18, 2022 - GLIIFCA meeting

September 5, 2022 - Labor day holiday

August 31, 2022 - Indy Flow Users Group meeting (virtual)

August 4-10, 2022 - facility closed, after-hours use only

July 4, 2022 - Independence Day holidays



The "Mercury" (MACSQuant VYB) featured @IUBiology and @TuliLab:,

>> ABRF article about acknowledgment of core facilities in publications:

>> The IUB FCCF is a CTSI designated core - this means that researchers may apply for funds that can be used to perform research with facility equipment. More information about funding opportunities can be found at - go to "Grants and Funding"

>> We're on Twitter - find us at @iubfccf (log in required)


Oversight Committee

John Foley, Ph.D. (Med Sci) - Director
Kris Klueg, Ph.D. (DGRC) - Associate Director
Christiane Hassel, M.S. (Biology) - Manager
Roger Innes, Ph.D. (Biology) - Chair
Thom Kaufman, Ph.D. (Biology)
Ken Nephew, Ph.D (Med Sci)
Heather O'Hagan, Ph.D. (Med Sci)
Diego Ogando, Ph.D (Optometry)
Jonathan Schlebach, Ph.D (Chemistry)