Contact the Flow Cytometry Facility

Physical Location:

Colorado State University
Room 479D
Fort Collins, CO 80523


Mailing Address:

1682 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Office Information:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (970) 491-0573

Dr. Marcela Henao-Tamayo

Dr. Marcela Henao-Tamayo, Director

Dr. Marcela Henao-Tamayo started her flow cytometry research in clinical settings during medical school in Colombia. In 2003 she came to CSU, initially as a graduate student, where she continued studying M. tuberculosis host-pathogen interactions using animal models. Over the last 12 years, she has developed numerous flow cytometry protocols to perform studies on both mice and guineas pigs infected with virulent clinical strains of TB under highly restrictive BSL-3 conditions. She attended formal training courses where she received operator and analysis certifications for several instruments: DakoCytomation MOFlO, 2004; BD LSRII, 2006; BD FACSAria III cell sorting, 2012. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology and oversees all the hazardous/high-risk experiments performed inside the BSL-3 facility with the BD LSR-II and FACSAria III cytometers/sorters. Additionally, Marcela conducts an active research program in immuno-pathology of tuberculosis.

Dr. Bradly Burke, Co-Director

Email: [email protected]

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Lizzy Creissen, Lab Manager

Email: [email protected]

Lizzy Creissen graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s in Microbiology and has been with the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology department ever since. She has worked in BSL-2 and BSL-3 settings conducting and running flow cytometry samples for CSU research projects ranging from M. tuberculosis vaccine research to Microbiome studies. She has experience using machines such as the LSRII, FacsCanto, Cytek Aurora and FacsAria. As lab manager of the Flow Core, she is dedicated to maintaining a working and functional space and organizing and helping with flow needs for our researchers here at CSU. Lizzy feels the best when she is able to help and assist other to accomplish their goals!