Grant ID RP210126
Awarded On August 18, 2021
Title High Parameter Analysis, Sorting and Imaging Flow Cytometry Shared Resource
Program Academic Research
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
Contracted Amount $3,645,500*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

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...

Read More