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VUMC Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Core (FCSR)


Overview of Services

We enjoy state-of-the-art digital instrumentation maintained at the highest standards we can attain. This quality control allows researchers to sort cells at high efficiency and purity under the proper conditions or to run analytical experiments with as many as 21 different fluorochromes simultaneously.  We are dedicated to providing the best service and training possible to ensure the best results attainable for our research scientists and physicians. When time permits we are available for scientific collaborations to encourage the career growth of the FCSR staff. Please investigate the pages of this website to address your scheduling needs and questions relating to flow cytometry research, methods and fees.   Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have. 


It is critically important that the Flow Cytometry Core be acknowledged in publications in order to demonstrate to the NIH that the funding they support us with is being utilized as intended. Please remember this when submitting publications and use the following text to acknowledge the Flow Cytometry Core:

 "Flow Cytometry experiments were performed in the Vanderbilt Flow Cytometry Shared Resource. The Vanderbilt Flow Cytometry Shared Resource is supported by the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (P30 CA068485) and the Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center (DK058404)"

Leadership And Staff


Eric Skaar, Scientific Director

Scott Hiebert, Scientific Director


David K Flaherty, Managing Director


Laboratory Phone Number: 615.343.8323


Brittany Matlock, Scientific Coordinator of a Shared Resource Facility


Laboratory Phone Number: 615.343.8323



Olivia Murfield, Core Research Assistant II


Laboratory Phone Number: 615.343.8323


Emma McLaughlin, Core Research Assistant I


Laboratory Phone Number: 615.343.8323


Location and hours of operation


Hours Location

Monday - Friday                  

9 am- 5:30 pm 

Medical Building North

1161 21st Ave South

T-0101 MCN

Nashville, TN 37232

Links and Resources


Available Equipment and Resources

Analytical Cytometer System (6)
Cell Sorters (3)
Core Calendars (1)