MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Unit

Associate Director
Amanda C. LaRue, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Operations Manager
Adam Soloff, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Phone: 843-792-4794 

Technologist I
Name: Kirstin McDanel
Phone: 843-792-8115
Location: 324 Hollings Cancer Center

Research Specialist
Name: Zachary McPherson
Phone: 843-792-8115
Location: 324 Hollings Cancer Center


  • User-Based (Unassisted) Flow Cytometric Analysis: Equipment is available 24/7 for trained investigators. During regular working hours, operators are available to assist with setup, running samples, and trouble-shooting. 
  • Assisted Flow Cytometric Analysis: An operator is available for the Fortessa X-20, LSRFortessa and FACSVerse during regular working hours to provide general assistance as well as standard assays including cell death, proliferation, cell cycle, Ca++ flux, etc.
  • Cell Sorting: The MoFlo cell sorter is the instrument of choice for HCC members interested in sorting rare events or side-population cells as a means of isolating tissue stem cells and cancer stem-like cells. With the addition of an Aerosol Management System, the FACSAria IIu cell sorter is used for sorting populations with biohazard considerations. Due to complexity, all cell sorters are operated only by Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Unit staff.

The iLabs Reservation Software enables online scheduling for users of the Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Unit.
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Additional Information about the Resource

Publication Acknowledgement

If you publish a manuscript including research supported by the Flow Cytometry & Cell Sorting Shared Resource, the HCC recommends the following text to be placed in the acknowledgement section: "Supported in part by the Cell Evaluation & Therapy Shared Resource, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina (P30 CA138313)."




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