UTHSA Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Overview of Services

The mission of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility is to enhance research resources and capabilities by assisting individual faculty members in their research endeavors. This will be accomplished by providing a professional, efficient, timely and reasonably priced Flow Cytometry Services as well as continuous education and consultation in the utilization of the facility. We are committed to provide support for UTHSCSA and CTRC programs, and promote the commercialization of our research teams' discoveries.


The Flow Cytometry Core is a biohazard safety level 2 (BSL-2) facility, so the core can sort all NIH/CDC designated biohazard 2 agents which include primary human cells and cell lines, transfected cell lines, and live cells containing known level-2 pathogens. All core personnel are trained and certified in proper BSL-2 safety procedures. The Flow Cytometry Core is operated and managed by three experienced persons. Collectively, they have more than 33 years of flow cytometry experience in addition to 10 years of sorting experience.

Getting Started

New to our core? Contact our staff below or request training on one of our instruments by Initiating a Training Request after navigating to this LINK.


Don't have an account? Create one by pressing the blue "sign-up" button at the top right corner of this page.  UTHSCSA users will use your university credentials.


Technical Director

Karla Gorena

Phone: 210-567-3911

E-mail: moncadak@uthscsa.edu


Research Core Facility Technologist

Cathi Davis

Phone: 210-567-3911

E-mail: clarkcl@uthscsa.edu


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Staffed Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM     

Accessible to trained users 24/7 

7703 Floyd Curl Drive

San Antonio, TX 78250

Links and Resources

  1. UTHSCSA Core Website
  2. About our Staff
  3. About our Instruments


Name Role Phone Email Location
Karla Gorena, CCy
Assistant Director
Cathi Davis
Research Core Facility Technologist


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