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

Cell.Analysis@utsa.edu

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

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday
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 

UTSA Users

Principal Investigators (PIs)

1) Select "sign-up" or "login" button at the top-right of this screen and register using your myUTSA ID (abc123) credentials.
2) If you are a PI with a valid Project ID assigned to you in PeopleSoft, your Group/Lab account will automatically be created with access to those avaialable funding accounts upon first-time login. Fund information is automatically imported nightly. Please contact iLab@utsa.edu if your funding information is not available in our system.

Non-PI Users

1) Select "sign-up" or "login" button at the top-right of this screen and register using your myUTSA ID (abc123) credentials.
2) Fill out the iLab registration page, select your PI Group/Lab, and verify your contact information.
3) Once your registration is submitted, the PI and/or Lab Manager will receive a notification that you have requested a membership to the Group/Lab. They will need to 1) approve your membership and 2) assign funds to your account (Speedtypes=Project ID or Cost Center) before you can submit a request and use core facility resources.

Non-UTSA Users

1) Complete the External User Access Request Form (here).

2) UTSA Staff will validate/coordinate if your institution has an active Research Service Agreement with UTSA. **This agreement must be signed by both institutions before any work can be performed. 
3) Complete the iLab registration wizard for "Non-UTSA Users".

Registration for Non-UTSA Customers
1) Select "sign-up" button at the top-right of the screen (or here
2) Receive a welcome email from iLab (typically within one business day) with login credentials.
3) Use login credentials provided to finish account creation.

4) If/once an active Service Agreement is signed, your user account will be granted access to UTSA's iLab System. 

For further information regarding this service agreement, please contact ORIS@utsa.edu.

For any assistance or general questions regarding iLab, please contact iLab@utsa.edu.

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Sandra Cardona
Scientific Director
 
(210) 458-4093
 
Cell.Analysis@utsa.edu
 
BSE 3.108-1
 
Astrid Cardona
Scientific Advisory Board Chair
 
(210) 458-5071
 
Astrid.Cardona@utsa.edu
 
MBT 1.216
 

Service Item List


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Additional Services (1)
Admin Fees (7)
Instrument Fees (Add On Charges) (2)
Training (7)

Available Equipment and Resources

Name Price
Zeiss 510 Meta Confocal  
Unassisted Use Mon-Fri 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Unassisted Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Internal $25.00 /hr
Higher-Ed/Non-Profit $37.00 /hr
Commercial/Industry $37.00 /hr
UT System/In Network $25.00 /hr
Zeiss 710 NLO 2P System - Live Cell Imaging  
Unassisted Use Mon-Fri 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Unassisted Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Internal $35.00 /hr
Higher-Ed/Non-Profit $52.00 /hr
Commercial/Industry $52.00 /hr
UT System/In Network $35.00 /hr
FACS Aria-II Cell Sorter  
Unassisted Use Mon-Fri 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Unassisted Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Internal $59.00 /hr
Higher-Ed/Non-Profit $88.00 /hr
Commercial/Industry $88.00 /hr
UT System/In Network $59.00 /hr
Assisted Use Mon-Fri 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Internal $107.00 /hr
UT System/In Network $107.00 /hr
Higher-Ed/Non-Profit $160.00 /hr
Commercial/Industry $160.00 /hr
BD LSR-II Flow Cytometer  
Unassisted Use Mon-Fri 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Unassisted Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Internal $41.00 /hr
Higher-Ed/Non-Profit $61.00 /hr
Commercial/Industry $61.00 /hr
UT System/In Network $41.00 /hr
FACS Celesta with High Throughput Sampler (HTS)  
Unassisted Use Mon-Fri 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Unassisted Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Internal $41.00 /hr
Higher-Ed/Non-Profit $61.00 /hr
Commercial/Industry $61.00 /hr
UT System/In Network $41.00 /hr
Assisted Use Mon-Fri 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Internal $89.00 /hr
Higher-Ed/Non-Profit $133.00 /hr
Commercial/Industry $133.00 /hr
UT System/In Network $89.00 /hr
ImageStreamX-MKII (Imaging Flow Cytometer)  
Unassisted Use Mon-Fri 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Unassisted Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Internal $41.00 /hr
Higher-Ed/Non-Profit $61.00 /hr
Commercial/Industry $61.00 /hr
UT System/In Network $41.00 /hr
Assisted Use Mon-Fri 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Internal $89.00 /hr
Higher-Ed/Non-Profit $133.00 /hr
Commercial/Industry $133.00 /hr
UT System/In Network $89.00 /hr
Bio-Plex 200  
Default additional charges
Bio-Plex 200 (Set-Up Fee) Inquire
Bio-Plex 200 (Usage Fee) Internal $80.00 plate
Higher-Ed/Non-Profit $120.00 plate
Commercial/Industry $120.00 plate
UT System/In Network $80.00 plate
Data Analysis  

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