The facility provides high quality services in cell sorting and analysis, data analysis, and instrument and software training.


The facility maintains 2 cytometers and a workstation for data analysis. 

- Cell Sorter: 4-laser, 15-color BD Influx high speed sorter

     Features Include:
     • Small particle detector
     • 4 nozzle size options-optimal for sorting a wide range of cell and particle sizes
     • Up to 6-way sorting
     • Plate with Index sorting

- Cell Analyzer: 3-laser, 12 color BD Celesta analyzer

     Features Include:
     • Automated QC
     • High Throughput Sampler (HTS) compatible with 96-well and 384-well microtiter plate

- PC workstation with the latest cytometry data analysis software and educational resources

Current Rates

Use of the facility incurs a nominal fee. Services are billed by the quarter-hour at the following rates:

     • Cell Sorting: $125/hour GWU researchers 
     • Cell Analysis: $80/hour assisted $45/hour unassisted GWU researchers 
     • Data Analysis: $95/hour GWU researchers 

External Users should contact staff for usage rates


All users of the facility sign up for appointments via a google calendar. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For access to instrument calendars please contact staff.


The core facility operates under BSL2+ conditions

      • For Your Safety

All users must comply with policies and procedures as outlined by the University’s Office of Lab Safety and Office of Health and Safety. 

Office of Lab Safety

       • Laser Safety
       • Biosafety

Office of Health and Safety

       • Chemical Safety
       • Fire Safety