Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Institute for Immunology

CyTOF Mass Cytometer

Institute for Immunology Research Resources in partnership with the Philadelphia VAMC

Mass Cytometry

The CyTOF2 is a new generation flow cytometer, which utilizes Time-Of-Flight mass spectrometer as a readout.  The system uses heavy metal labeled antibodies instead of fluorescent–labeled antibodies, which allows multi-parametric single cell analysis for more than 40 channels with minimal background and compensation problems.

The CyTOF was purchased by the VISN4 HCHT Equipment Funds awarded to the Philadelphia VAMC (PVAMC) for shared use by investigators at both PVAMC and Penn.

IFI offers a wide variety of CyTOF-related services including consultation, training, antibody-conjugation, antibody distribution, and data acquisition. Please contact Takuya Ohtani for more information on services.

New CyTOF Service Center 

The Institute for Immunology has been approved by the PSOM Division of Finance and the VA Medical Center to start a service center for the CyTOF Mass Cytometer housed at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.  As of March 1st, the Institute for Immunology will begin charging for the following services at the rates listed below:  

  • Consultation- $50/hr
  • Sample Acquisition for Penn/CHOP users-$150/hr
  • Data Analysis/Figure Preparation-$50/hr

CyTOF Core Service details

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Facility Location

A405, Medical Research Building 
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information

Takuya Ohtani, PhD

Takuya Ohtani, PhD
Technical Director

357 BRB
Tel: 215-573-1006
Fax: 215-573-6804

John Wherry, PhD

John Wherry, PhD
Scientific Director

354 Biomedical Research Building II/III

Kyong-Mi Chang, MD

Kyong-Mi Chang, MD
Associate Chief of Staff for R&D

Philadelphia VA Medical Center