As of Today (3-17-20), the Flow Core is closing this Friday at noon.
Following the Keck School of Medicine’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the three core facilities in the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center (Choi Therapeutic Screening, Optical Imaging and FACS) will shut down at noon on Friday, March 20, 2020. As soon as we are able to reactivate core facility operations, we will inform all users.
March 16 – April 13
Flow Core Staff will have remote access to e-mail and instrument scheduling calendars. Scheduled users will be notified via e-mail about any cancellations or adjustments to their reservations. In the event that existing research experiments need to be completed, only one flow core staff will be on-site operating ARIA #1 and ARIA #2. Unless currently scheduled (as of 3pm on 3-13-20), assisted cell sorting will be available Mondays and Thursdays between 12-3pm. For assisted and unassisted users, please contact facility staff via e-mail to schedule. Should all Flow Core Staff be unavailable to assist, emergency backup from other BCC labs will startup and shutdown the instruments. Under these conditions, limited instrument assistance will occur and users should expect to operate the instrument themselves. Please contact facility staff via e-mail to schedule. Please see the USC COVID-19 webpage for more up to date info.