Cellular Immunity Core


The mission of the Cellular Immunity Core (CIC) is to provide comprehensive flow cytometry, cell sorting and cellular immune analysis support to ACVP investigators, collaborators and associated non-human primate studies using advanced flow cytometry methods, instrumentation and software.

Key Enabling Technologies

  • Polychromatic multi-parameter flow cytometry
  • NHP model and immunology specialization
  • Tube, plate and slide-based two-way infectious cell sorting
  • Advanced phenotypic and functional cellular immune monitoring
  • RNA flow cytometry
  • Complex multi-parameter flow cytometry data analysis

Scope of Activities

  • provide state-of-the-art phenotypic and functional immune monitoring for internal and collaborative non-human primate (NHP) studies
  • provide cutting-edge flow cytometry support and complex data analysis to the ACVP and collaborators
  • perform infectious single-cell and population sorting under biocontainment for ACVP investigators and collaborators
  • consult with investigators to determine their needs and the utility of flow cytometry towards their research goals
  • provide technical expertise and training to ACVP investigators and staff in the application of basic and advanced flow cytometry techniques and data analysis
  • develop innovations to address the current and future immunology and flow cytometry needs of the ACVP
  • provide novel NHP flow cytometry reagents to the AIDS research community


CIC flow cytometers and reagent panel design

Complete publications list

Cellular Immunity Core Staff

Mac Trubey, M.S.C. Mac Trubey, M.S.
Core Head
Phone: 301-846-5320
Fax: 301-846-5588
Email: trubeyc@mail.nih.gov

  • Thomas, James
  • Pyle, Cathi