Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people

Lab Manager

Chris Donahue
Phone: (607) 253-4004

Lab Director

Andy Yen
Phone: (607) 253-3354


Veterinary Research Tower
VRT T9 007A
Ithaca, NY  14853-6401


Flow Cytometry: Scheduling

We currently are using Cornell's EGA resource accounts for scheduling time on our cytometers.

How to use Outlook Web App (OWA) to view a shared calendar:

  • Log in to Outlook Web App (
  • In the Office 365 nav bar, click the app launcher icon (the nine dots at the left end of the red bar), then click Calendar.
  • In the navigation pane on the left, right-click (Mac: or ctrl-click) Other calendars and select Open Calendar. A small Open Calendar dialog box will open.
  • In the From directory field, enter flowcore . OWA will look for and display matches as you type. Select flowcore-lsrii or flowcore-aria, then click open. The cytometer’s calendar will be added to the PEOPLE'S CALENDAR section of the navigation pane, and their cytometer’s events will be added to your current view.

You can remove your personal calendar items from your active view by clicking the X next to your name near the top of the page, or clicking to remove the check next to your name in the navigation pane on the left.

To view your calendar again, click to put a check next their name in the navigation pane on the left.

If you would like help to access the calendar for any instrument contact Chris Donahue.

Training sessions for the LSR-II are 2 hours long ($60/hr) and are done on an individual basis to ensure the trainee has a full understanding of operating the instrument.

We require clients to schedule sorts 1 week in advance. All cancellations have to be made at least 24 hrs before the scheduled appointment or the appointment will be billed for the full scheduled number of hours.

The flow cytometry request form for either the Aria or the LSR-II has to be filled up accurately and completely, submitted to the Flow Cytometry Core prior to cell sorting. This will involve certification from the EHS for BSL-2 samples. The lab is not equipped to sort BSL-3 and above samples.

To schedule a flow appointment, please call Chris Donahue at 607-253-4004 or email him at