The Human Immunology Core (HIC) serves as a central facility for the incorporation of the newest technologies into phase I/II clinical trials using validated immunology assays, while also offering expert scientific and technical consultation to investigators conducting translational research.

Our mission is to provide our users with tools and expertise allowing them to evaluate immune endpoints of immunotherapy, vaccine or transplantation trials, etc. Our services include:

  • Multiplex Immunological assays which allow the simultaneous characterization of multiple cytokines (or phosphoprotein or mRNA).
  • Flow cytometry based immunophenotyping and proliferation (CFSE) assays.
  • Cellular assays such as B and T cell ELISpot.
  • Primary lymphocyte isolation and sub-population enrichment.
  • Cryopreservation and banking of PBMCs and/or plasma from longitudinal studies for concurrent immunological analysis.
Request Services or Cells by via the links at left.

limited number of frozen cells are available and interested parties should contact James Riley rileyj@mail.med.upenn.edu

Questions? Click the links in the table below or contact us.

Technical DirectorJean Boyer, Ph.D.Tel: 215-573-9960boyerj@mail.med.upenn.edu
Research Project ManagerMina NajiTel: 215-573-5366najim4@mail.med.upenn.edu
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Primary Lymphocyte ProcurementCells(215) 746-1409Follow us on Twitter
Antibody ConjugationAntibody(215) 746-6526
Specimen Processing/Cryopreservationimmuno
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