Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core

Overview of Services

The UTMB Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core Facility purpose is to provide investigators with state-of-the-art equipment and support for flow cytometric analysis and high-speed cell sorting. If your research requires cytometric analysis, our instruments acquire optical measurements using multiple lasers to detect fluorophores with precision. Samples are processed by individual investigators, who then bring samples to the Facility for flow cytometric analysis or cell sorting. Analytical applications can be performed directly by investigator or can be carried out by facility staff members. Investigator training in various types of applications, as well as software support is available. The Facility also aids with protocol development and implementation, experimental design, data analysis, and panel design.

The UTMB Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core Facility is in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The core is under the direction of Haitao Hu, PhD, who is a member of the Institute of Human Infections and Immunity and Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences. Dr Hu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The daily operation of the core is managed by Meredith Weglarz, who has over 10 years of flow cytometry experience. Meredith is a certified Specialist in Cytometry.

Those wishing to use the facility or who wish to learn more about the services offered are encouraged to contact the facility via email (flowcore@utmb.edu).


Haitao Hu, PhD|Director

Meredith Weglarz, SCYM (ASCP)|Manager

Location and hours of operation

Hours      Location

Opened to Trained Users:

Staffed Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

     Physical Location:
     224 11th street
     Galveston, TX 77555

     Mailing Address:
     301 University Blvd.
     Galveston, TX 77555

Links and Resources

  1. Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Lab
  2. Flow Cytometry Resources
  3. Flow Cytometry Training Information


Name Role Phone Email Location
Flow Core Contact
Core Manager
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