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Cytometry and Microscopy to Omics
Mayandi Sivaguru, Ph.D - Director
231 Edward R. Madigan Laboratory,
1201 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-1214   


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Cytometry and Microscopy to Omics provides the campus research community ready access to analyze and sort live cells or other particles (biological or artificial) based on their optical properties. Flow cytometry instruments measure the characteristics of cells as they flow in the suspension, in single file, through an illuminated volume. Scatter and autofluorescence can be measured, and fluorescencent dyes can be added to measure other characteristics.

For particle analysis, we provide campus researchers instruments conveniently located around campus in our satellite facilities (Burrill Hall, Morrill Hall, DCL, and RAL) as well as in the main facility (231ERML). These bench-top analyzers are available to trained users 24/7. Our sorter, located in 231ERML, is operated by facility staff and available during regular business hours Monday through Friday, from 10-4:30 p.m.

To guarantee availability, instrument time should be scheduled one week in advance. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or discuss a future project. (, 217.244.0559)