CFAR Immune Function Core

Overview of Services

The Immune Function Core Facility is dedicated to providing researchers with the necessary tools to successfully perform immunoassays.  The Core provides access to equipment (flow cytometers, automated magnetic bead cell sorter, infrared imager and ELISA plate reader & washer) and technical support. The Cores services are available not only for CFAR members, but also for the rest of the CWRU research community.


The Immune Function Core strives to make Immunology research more efficient and affordable.  Investigators may obtain protocols as well as access equipment to run Cytokine ELISA's, Elispot assays, cell selections/depletions, and flow based assays.


Additionally, the Core technician can perform immune assays for investigators.  These include ELISA, Elispot, cell selections/depletions and flow cytometry.


CFAR Assistance

If you have questions about the billing information that is required or other questions concerning requesting services at the core facility, please email



Scott Sieg, PhD | Core Director

James Jacobberger, PhD | Co-Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location



Monday through Friday

BRB Location:

BRB, Room 1048


Wood Building Location:

Wood, Room RT205f

Core Resources and Getting Started in iLab

  1. CFAR Immune Function Core
  2. Sign up for an iLab account by going to the Immune Function Sign-Up Page
  3. If you have an iLab account, but need a password, please click HERE
  4. To access an instruction manaul, go to the iLab Customer Manual
  5. To access the Principle Investigator instruction manual, go to the PI Training Manual


Name Role Phone Email Location
Amy Graham
Research Assistant
Wood WRT 205
Doug Bazdar
Research Technician
BRB Room 1048
Scott Sieg, PhD
Core Director
BRB Room 1020
James Jacobberger, PhD

Brian Ferrari
Research Assistant
BRB Room 1048

Available Equipment and Resources

Name Price
BSL3 Flow Cytometer   Inquire
AutoMACS Pro Cell Sorter View calendar Inquire
LSR II - 4th floor BRB View calendar Inquire
BD LSRFortessa (10AM to 4PM reservations ONLY) View calendar Inquire
BD LSRFortessa (4PM to 12PM reservations ONLY) View calendar Inquire
RoboSEP View calendar Inquire
Elisa Plate Reader View calendar Inquire
Odyssey Infrared Imaging System View calendar Inquire
LSR II - 10th floor BRB View calendar Inquire