School of Medicine  Analytical Cytometry Core

The School of Medicine Analytical Cytometry Core (SMACC) at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) provides multi-parameter cell analysis and cell sorting services for research in the TAMHSC and Texas A&M community and is managed by the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology.


Cytek Aurora 5L:

  • 5-laser configuration:UV (355nm)Violet (405nm)Blue (488nm)Yellow-Green (561 nm)Red (640 nm)
  • 64 fluorescent detectors (16 UV, 16 Violet, 14 Blue, 10 Yellow-Green, and 8 Red)
  • Equipped with optional plate loader

BD Fortessa X-20

  • 4 Lasers:
    • Violet (405)
    • Blue (488)
  • Yellow-Green (561)
  • Red (640)
    • 16 fluorescent channels
    • Multi-parametric and high-resolution phenotypic and functional characterization on a per cell basis.
    • Equipped with optional plate loader


  • Violet (405)
  • Blue (488)
  • Yellow-Green (561)
  • Red (640)
  • 13 fluorescent channels
  • Up to 4-way bulk sorting
  • ACDU attachment for sorting into well plates or slides
  • Single Cell Index sorting

Miltenyi gentleMACS Octo Dissociator

  • Semi-automated dissociation of tissues into single-cell suspensions or homogenates
  • Optimized, pre-set programs
  • Kits optimized for specific tissue types: mouse, human or rat-tumor, heart, neural tissue, spleen, lung, lamina propria, muscle, epidermis, liver and others

Seahorse XFe96 Analyzer

  • 96-well plate format
  • Measure OCR and ECAr of live cells
  • Measure mitochondrial function
  • Quantify ATP production
  • Generate a metabolic phenotype within one hour
  • Measure glycolytic rates in live cells
  • Flexible assay design