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Parnassus Flow Cytometry Core


Welcome to the SCAC - Parnassus Flow Cytometry Core (PFCC) iLab page. Please read a brief overview regarding the Core below.  For more information visit the PFCC website.

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Overview of Services

The PFCC is a shared resource laboratory which oversees flow and mass cytometry instruments at the Parnassus Campus and another UCSF campus sites. The Core exists to provide Diabetes Research Center (DRC) members and fellow UCSF researchers valuable resources in the field of flow and mass cytometry and operates under the following directives:

  1. Provide assistance and exceptional customer service to researchers along with acquisition, setup, maintenance, and support of instrumentation.
  2. Teach users the information they need to know as well as provide them with the opportunity to learn more details should they request it.
  3. Monitor research and development opportunities, experiment with novel techniques, and test new equipment.
  4. Consolidate and bring UCSF flow cytometry groups together and standardize practices.


 S854  S864


Location and hours of operation



513 Parnassus Ave.,  

Med Sci Building

S854 - S864

Staffed Mon-Fri /  8am - 7pm

Trained Users have 24/7 access 

Links and Resources

Flow Cytometry Website


General email:

Help Line for Instrument Issues:



Instructions for SCAC - PFCC Users

New users of PFCC 

How to Get Started? Visit the New Users page on our website to get informed.

All Onboarded users of PFCC

While on Schedule Instrument tab navigate to the Training category and schedule the appropriate class for your training. Visit our website HERE for details on each class.

All Trained users of PFCC

While on Schedule Instrument tab navigate to the respective Instrument Category  and click [View Schedule] to reserve it as needed.

For information about PFCC Facilities Policies visit the PFCC website for details on:



Claudia Bispo | Associate Director | 415-939-8195 |

Stanley Tamaki | Mass Cytometry Manager | 415-713-2314 |

Cassandra Belair | Biomark Administrator | 415-476-2839 | 

 View the Staff Contact list at PFCC website contact list



Name Role Phone Email Location
Parnassus Flow Cytometry Core
General Email Internally Distributed
MSB S854-S864
Claudia Bispo
Associate Director
513 Parnassus Ave., MSB S854A
Cassandra Belair, PhD
Biomark Administrator
Stanley Tamaki, PhD
Mass Cytometry Manager
513 Parnassus Ave., MSB S854A
Vinh Nguyen
Flow Cytometrist
513 Parnassus Ave., MSB S854A
Tamara Roach, PhD
Flow Cytometrist
513 Parnassus Ave., MSB S854A
Svetlana Kraus
Flow Cytometry Assistant
513 Parnassus Ave., MSB S854A
Tomoko Kakegawa-Peech
Flow Cytometry Assistant
513 Parnassus Ave., MSB S854A
Nofar Marom
Junior Flow Cytometrist
513 Parnassus Ave., MSB S854A
Ashley Carlos
Junior Flow Cytometrist
513 Parnassus Ave., MSB S854A

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