UTSA Cell Analysis Core

Overview of Services

The mission of the Cell Analysis Core is to provide centralized services, training, access and support to researchers in the usage of flow cytometry and confocal microscopy equipment and related services including technical training opportunities. To establish an active training and consultation program to support the use of cytomics to impact not only research productivity but the competiveness of students and fellows trained on our campus. The core partners with the Research Computing Support Group to create a data acquisition and analysis pipeline that ensures a streamlined and seamless workflow for researchers. To ensure that the full potential of core technology is realized, the Cell Analysis Core provides personal training in the use of all instrumentation, as well as the latest methods of data analysis.

Contact Information


University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building
Room 3.108-1

Hours of Operation

8:00am - 5:00pm

Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions and the suspension of instrument training, the Cell Analysis Core is currently available to trained users Monday-Sunday 12:00am-12:00am to better support research needs.

User Responsibilities

  • Sign instrument log books (user name, PI name, hours of use)
  • Properly shut down and clean the instrument if core manager is not present to do so
  • Remove all waste and leave the room in its original condition
  • Immediately report any problems

Core Acknowledgment Policies

If you used the equipment within CAC to generate data for your manuscript, please use the following examples to help format your acknowledgment. 

"The authors acknowledge the University of Texas at San Antonio Cell Analysis Core for support during this work."

"The authors would like to thank Dr. FirstName LastName (Cell Analysis Core, University of Texas at San Antonio) for technical support."

New User Access

*Non-UTSA includes UT-System/In-Network, Higher-Ed/Non-Profit, & Commercial/For-Profit customers.



Name Role Phone Email Location
Sandra Cardona
Core Technical Director
(210) 458-4093
BSE 3.108-1
Astrid Cardona
Scientific Advisory Board Chair
(210) 458-5071
MBT 1.216