Flow Cytometry Facility

Overview of Services

Welcome to the Brown University Flow Cytometry & Cell Sorter Facility. The purpose of this facility is to provide technical assistance to researchers at Brown and affiliated institutions by performing flow cytometry-based analysis and sorting. The facility has a 5-laser, 20-parameter BD FACSAria IIIu for flow and sorting applications, as well as a 3-laser, 15-parameter BD FACSCelesta equipped with a high throughput system for analysis of samples from 96 well plates and a 54 parameter Cytek Aurora (4 laser) and 96 well plate.


  • FACSAria Cell Sorting
  • FACSAria Flow Cytometry
  • Cytek Aurora Flow Cytometry
  • Celesta Flow Cytometry
  • Training
  • Technical Assistance


  • Cytek Aurora
  • BD FACSCelesta

Core Acknowledgement

The Flow Cytometry and Sorting Facility is supported by NIH funding. The following acknowledgement must appear in any publication made possible by the work of the Flow Cytometry and Sorting Facility.
This project was supported in part by a grant from the National Center For Research Resources (NCRR) (1S 10RR021051) from the National Institutes of Health, Brown University's Division of Biology and Medicine and Provost's office.


Kevin Carlson | Facility Manager | (401) 863-6396

Laurent Brossay | Facility Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location



171 Meeting Street

Room 283

Providence, RI 02912

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Kevin Carlson
Facility Manager
(401) 863-6396
171 Meeting Street, Rm 283
Laurent Brossay
Faculty Director
(401) 863-9645