Room 855/856, New Research Building, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm


Please login here (https://ppms.us/harvard-hms/login/) to book time on the equipment. Calendar is open 2 weeks in advance.
Please note that cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance to avoid charges.


Please e-mail Jeffery (Jeffery_Nelson@hms.harvard.edu) to arrange training prior to booking all equipment with the exception of FACSAria and MoFlo Atrios EQ.

Sort Sample Requirements:

- Cell concentration not to exceed 107 cells/mL 
- Cells are to be filtered through 45 uM mesh prior to sorting (after final wash or staining step)
- Cells can be brought in 12x75 mm round bottom tubes or 15 mL conical Tubes 
- Phenol red is not recommended in cell suspension media.
- An unstained control and a single positive control for each fluorophore used is required.

Collection Tube Requirements:

Tube Sorting: All collection tubes should be filled approximately ¼  with desired buffer (cell growth media, PBS, lysis buffer, etc). Eppendorf tubes or 12x75 mm round bottom tubes can be used for 1, 2, 3 or 4 way sorting, 15 mL conical tubes can be used for 1 or 2 way sorting.
Plate Sorting: Cells can be sorted directly into 6, 12, 24, 48, or 96 well plates. Wells should contain appropriate buffer.
Please indicate plate type on the calendar at the time of sign up.


Rates for use of Cytometry (per hour):

  Sorters   Analyzers  





LSR-II & Sypmphony A1

Aurora & Penteon

Harvard faculty






All External Academic Users (Including Affiliate Institutions)






Commercial Users