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The Human Immunology Core offers cell products, specimen processing services, and molecular and cellular immunology assays to basic and translational researchers. Browse above or find quick information and contacts below.

HIC Hours and Cut-Off Times

  • The HIC is open Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 pm, except for University defined holidays.

  • Cut-Off Times for Cell Orders

    For fresh cells, 9:00 am on days the lab isolates cells.  See Cell Products menu for online ordering of fresh or frozen cells.

  • Sample Cut-Off Times - SCL Services

    Samples received by the HIC (Stellar-Chance Labs room 412) outside our posted cut-off times require approval at least 24 hours in advance of receipt and additional charges will apply as detailed here:


    Same-day processing cut off time is 1:00 pm Monday-Friday. If you expect samples to arrive in the HIC after 1:00 pm, and same-day processing is required for your study, this must be pre-approved by Acting Technical Director Dr. Honghong Sun. These samples will incur an after-hours processing fee. 

    Next-day processing cut off time is 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday. Samples received after 1 PM, but by or before 5 pm, will be processed on the next business day.

    Samples received on Friday between 1:00 and 5:00 pm. We offer next-day processing on samples received on Friday between 1 pm and 5 pm, by prior arrangement with Honghong Sun. These samples will incur an after-hours processing fee. 

Quick Contacts and Locations

  • Cell Products

    Pick up cell products at SCTR (Smilow Center for Translational Research) Floor 8, bay 181 for PBMCs, monocytes, and unpurified apheresis product; or bay 185 for T cells, CD4, CD8, and NK cells.  Pickup times are 2-2:30 PM for PBMCs and 5:30-6 PM for others.


    Clinical Studies, Specimen Processing/Banking - Dr. Honghong Sun


    Cellular Assays - Dr. Honghong Sun

    ** Samples are dropped off at SCL (Stellar-Chance Labs) Room 412


    BCR/TCR Sequencing, Immune Repertoire Profiling - Dr. Wenzhao Meng

    ** Samples are dropped off at SCL (Stellar-Chance Labs) Room 408



    HIC Shipping Address

    Attn: Yangzhu Du University of Pennsylvania Stellar Chance Labs Rm. 412 Philadelphia, PA 19104 267 764-6703