|Awarded On||August 18, 2021|
|Title||High Parameter Analysis, Sorting and Imaging Flow Cytometry Shared Resource|
|Award Mechanism||Core Facility Support Awards|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Michael Berton|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
*Pending contract negotiation
To better understand cancer cells - why they arise in the body, how they differ from normal cells, why they grow uncontrollably, how our immune system responds to them and how they can be targeted more successfully for treatment - scientists use sophisticated technologies to identify and characterize these aberrant cells and the cells that they interact with, including cells of the immune system. Flow cytometry, a laser-based technology for characterizing and purifying cells, is the method of choice for studying the molecular features that distinguish cancer cells from normal cells. The central goal of this proposal is to take advantage of recent transformative advancements in flow cytometry...