Flow Cytometry Facility

The Flow Cytometry Facility is a core laboratory located on the third floor of the School of Veterinary Medicine building on the campus of Louisiana State University.  The facility features a Becton Dickinson FACS Aria dual laser flow cytometer / sorter capable of measuring seven fluorescence emissions as well as 4-way cell sorting capacity. In addition, the facility has a Becton Dickinson Calibur dual laser benchtop flow cytometer capable of measuring four fluorescence emissions as well as a sorting option capable of performing single population sorts.


The laboratory also features a Becton Dickinson FACScan benchtop flow cytometer with single laser capability and 3 color emissions. Multi color immunophenotyping, cell cycle analysis, apoptosis studies, and measurements of cellular function are examples of applications performed routinely in this laboratory. This unique centralized facility provides analytical capabilities for investigators throughout the Louisiana State University System, including the LSU Agricultural Center and LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center.  Both  PC and Macintosh computers are utilized in data acquisition and analysis and are all connected to the Veterinary Medicine and LSU networks. The School of Veterinary Medicine has operated the LSU Flow Cytometry Facility since 1986.


LSU Flow Cytometry Facility
Dept. of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Skip Bertman Drive
Baton Rouge, LA  70803
225-578-1213 (Lab)
225-578-9701 (Fax)


Marilyn Dietrich, Manager