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The mission of the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) Flow Cytometry Laboratory (Flow Lab) is to provide cutting-edge instrumentation, technical expertise and flow cytometry education to the researchers of the UWCCC.


The Flow Lab was established in 1988 as a resource for the University of Wisconsin campus. 


The facility maintains two laboratories - the main facility located in the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) and a satellite facility in the McArdle Laboratory. Like us on Facebook


New Scheduling System on Monday October 19, 2015: 
The Flow Lab will be migrating to a new scheduling system called iLab. iLab will go live on Monday, October 19, 2015. You will received an email with detailed instructions for activiating your account in iLab and how to reserve equipment. All currently scheduled future appointments will be uploaded to iLab. Please feel free to contact Dagna Sheerar with any questions.


Learn more about the Flow Lab's Scientific Accomplishments.



The Flow Lab hosts a site license for FlowJo Single Cell Data Analysis Software. The cost of the license is per computer, per year, and will be billed to your account along with your regular flow cytometry fees in March of each year. Cost per computer depends on total number of registrations.


Please contact Dagna Sheerar for information regarding registration information, current cost per computer, deactivation of licenses or transfer of licenses from one computer to another.


Any published research which received funding from the UWCCC Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), including the use of UWCCC Shared Resources to generate or analyze data or conduct clinical trials, must reference the UWCCC. See Acknowledging UWCCC in Publications, Posters and Presentations


If you have generated data on the following instruments, you must acknowledge the following NIH Shared Instrumentation Grants: 

BD FACS AriaII BSL-1 Cell Sorter (“Jill”)

Grant #: 1S10RR025483-01

Project Title: Multi-color Benchtop Flow Cytometer


BD LSR Fortessa

Grant#: 1S100OD018202-01

Project Title: Special BD LSR Fortessa



Faculty Leader
Manish Patankar

Facility Manager
Dagna Sheerar

Facility Staff
Devin Adams
Faye Bruggink
Kathryn Fox
Lauren Nettenstrom

Lab Location
Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR)
Office: Room 7003 
Lab: Room 7016
(608) 263-0313


McArdle Laboratory
1400 University Ave
Room 118 
(608) 265-5547