Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Columbia University Medical Center

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The Department of Microbiology & Immunology has three internal core facilities that are available for use by the medical center community:

(1) Flow Cytometry Core, consisting of 220 sq. ft. of space in HHSC 1211A, presently containing a BD LSR II flow cytometer, a high-speed BD FACSAria II sorter and a BD LSRFortessa cell analyzer. Training for using the machines is provided by the manager of the facility, Amir Figueroa, by appointment ( or 212-342-4089). For more information, see the Flow Cytometry Core website.

(2) Microscopy Core, consisting of 209 sq. ft. of space in HHSC 1201, containing a Zeiss 710 confocal microscope, a Zeiss Axio Imager upright microscope, and access to a department wide installation of OpenLab and Volocity software from Improvision available through an Improvision License Server. Access to the microscopes requires prior training. Contact Amir Figueroa ( or 212-342-4089) if you need training.

(3) Computational Core, consisting of 159 sq. ft. of space in HHSC 1203, which contains a computer room containing six Macintosh workstations, and additional computational support provided to department members through an Apple XServe, Apple XRaid and a departmental backup system.

To reserve time on the Zeiss microscope or a Flow Cytometry Core BD instrument, see Equipment Reservations.

In addition, the laboratories of individual faculty at the Department of Microbiology & Immunology are home to a number of pieces of major equipment that are shared and available for department members to use. For details of the equipment available, and who to contact, see Shared Equipment.

Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University + 701 W. 168 St., HHSC 1208 New York, NY 10032 Tel. 212-305-3647