Joanne Lannigan

Lannigan, Joanne A.

Primary Appointment

Research Scientist, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology


  • BSMT, Medical Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY
  • MS, Immunology and Pathology, State University of New York, New York, NY
  • MS, Health Services Administration, New School University, New York, NY

Contact Information

Telephone: +1 434-924-0274 +1 434-243-2695
Email: jl7fj@Virginia.EDU

Research Interests

Director, Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Research Description

With state of the art instrumentation, such as the CyTOF 2 mass cytometer with Helios upgrade and the 5 laser 15 color BD Influx Cell Sorter in a Class II BSC, the facility offers up to 6-way high-speed cell sorting up to BSL2+ and complex analytical services. In addition,the facility has two additional cell sorters; a FACSVantage SE TurboSort DIVA capable for 4-way high-speed cell sorting and a 5 laser 15 color FACSAria Fusion (also in a customized ClassII BSC). The facility also has a variety of other bench top analytical instruments which include two 2-laser 4-color FACSCalibur bench top analyzers; a Cytek upgraded 4-laser 10-color FACSCalibur with 96 well autosampler; a 9-color CyAn ADP LX benchtop cytometer, an LSRFortessa with 17 fluorescent detectors, and a recently added 4 laser 14 color Attune NxT with 96 well autosampler. Additional capabiites include an ImageStreamX Mark II imaging flow cytometer and two Luminex MAGPIX bead-based multiplex analyzers, with complete multiplex assay services for a variety of human and mouse cytokine/chemokine panels . The Flow Cytometry Core regularly offers full week training courses that include didactic as well as hands on training. Researchers have the option, once trained, of performing their own acquisition/analysis or utilizing the expertise of the facility’s staff to run their samples for them.

Selected Publications