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Center for Vaccines and Immunology

Translational Vaccine Unit

The Antibody Core

The Antibody Core provides laboratory analyses of humoral immune responses for assessment of pre-clinical and clinical vaccine efficacy.


The Cellular FACS Core

The Cellular FACS Core provides services for cell sorting and phenotype acquisition using the BD FACSARIA Fusion.

The Cellular Core at the Center for Vaccines and Immunology at the University of Georgia is outfitted with a state-of-the-art Becton-Dickinson FACSAria Fusion.  

This instrument is a fully integrated advanced cell sorter enclosed in a Class II A2 biosafety cabinet; enabling users to sort BSL-2 infectious materials. In addition, the FACSAria Fusion has redundant features to further reduce the risk of operator exposure during a sort with the built-in Aerosol Management System (AMS).




This FACSAria Fusion is outfitted with 4 lasers: blue octagon laser with 3 PMTs, red octagon laser with 2 PMTs, Yellow-Green octagon laser with 4 PMTs, and a violet octagon laser with 3 PMTs. This combination of lasers allows users to create panels of up to 11 colors simultaneously. In addition, the instrument is equipped with an Automated Cell Deposition Unit (ACDU), enabling users to sort onto slides or 6, 24, 48, 96 and 384-well plates. The water recirculator bath may be used for the sample tubes as well as the collection tubes/plates to be temperature controlled from 4°C to 42°C.

The staff at the Cellular Core are available to meet and assist in project planning to ensure maximum value from your sorts and samples.

For more information, contact Chalise Carter at  

The Biomarker Core

The Biomarker Core provides services to identify biomarkers for vaccine efficacy and microbial virulence.

The Translational Medicine Core

The Translational Medicine Core provides all epidemiological and clinical services during clinical trials.

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