The Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association’s annual Imaging and Cytometry Research Day will be held virtually on August 24th, 2021, from 9 am to 1 pm EST.

Dr. Nima Aghaeepour from Stanford will be the keynote speaker talking on “Machine Learning for Multiomics Profiling of the Immune System in Translational Settings”.

Dr. Bartek Rajwa from Purdue will be the featured speaker talking on “From Neuroscience Images to Numbers – Describing the Peripheral Nervous System Connectome through Point Pattern Analysis and Graph Construction.” Dr. Tamara Tilburgs will be the local speaker talking on “Immune Tolerance and Immunity at the Maternal-Fetal Interface.”

Registration is free at this website, but you will need to register to receive the zoom link, so please register by Thursday, August 19th!!

In lieu of posters, we will present the top three recorded PowerPoint presentations. Abstracts need to be submitted to rfcc@cchmc.org by Friday, August 13th and are limited to the first 10 submitted. Presentation guidelines are attached and on this website .

We hope you can attend the virtual event along with your fellow scientists regarding the latest trends in imaging and cytometry!

Last update July 7th 2021

The following policies are updates for the RFCC in accordance with the revised CCHMC COVID policies. For changes in Stratocore, it may take a few days for those to take effect, so please be patient with us. If you have questions, please contact us.

  1. Human samples that did not require fixation prior to the pandemic, will no longer require fixation before running on the analytical cytometers (this will be changed on the form in the near future). To reduce chances of aerosolization of a human sample, tubes with unfixed human samples will need to be capped when vortexing. In addition, adherence to not overfilling waste or running instruments when clogged will reduce the chance of aerosols being generated, so please adhere to these policies.
  2. The RFCC will no longer require approval for Stratocore appointments on the analyzers. You will still need to fill out the form for each appointment for accuracy and attestation of proper biosafety practices. Be aware that appointment information will be spot-checked periodically for accuracy and completeness.
  3. The RFCC will no longer require approval for two people at the same time on any of our cytometers. Please use proper distancing and masking.


The Research Flow Cytometry Core (RFCC) is a shared resource laboratory serving the Cincinnati Children's research communities and surrounding institutions by providing a central location for flow cytometry instrumentation, training and education. We offer a number of services for both internal and external scientists.

New users need to be trained for their instrument of choice. The training depends on the instrument needed. See Education and Training for more information.

If you have any question, please contact Celine Silva Lages.