Staff

Director

Paul Champoux
champ004@umn.edu
612-625-7165

Paul has been managing flow cytometry instrumentation and staff since 1997. He is the former manager of the Center for Immunology and the Masonic Cancer Center facilities at the University of Minnesota and has been the Director of the University Flow Cytometry Resource (UFCR) since its inception in 2011. 

Operations Manager

Therese Martin
marti229@umn.edu
flowsort@umn.edu
612-624-7680 (Lab) or 612-625-3296 (Office)

Terri has over 14 years in laboratory technical experience as well as 2+ years working in a well-outfitted Flow Cytometry Core Facility in Cambridge, England. Terri is responsible for daily operations in all UFCR facilities and has been a member of the UFCR staff since 2009.

Technical Specialists

Nisha Shah
flowsort@umn.edu
612-624-7680 (Lab) or 612-626-7013 (Office)

Nisha has more than 25 years of research experience and is the primary UFCR staff member in the MCRB facilities. Nisha has been a member of the UFCR staff since 2007.

Jason Motl, Ph.D.
flowsort@umn.edu
612-624-7680 (Lab) or 612-626-0432 (CCRB Sorter)

Dr. Motl joined the UFCR staff in June 2013 to assume duties as primary cell sorter operator in the CCRB facility in the BDD. He also teaches most of the digital cytometer lab training courses.

Rashi Arora, Ph.D.
612-624-7680 (Lab) or 612-625-3653 (MRF Sorter)

Dr. Arora became a part of the UFCR staff in January 2019 as the primary cell sorter operator for the MRF facility in the BDD.

Faculty Advisory Board

Chris Pennell, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Masonic Cancer Center
penne001@umn.edu

Mike Farrar, Ph.D. 
Professor, Center for Immunology
farra005@umn.edu

Sue Keirstead, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Stem Cell Institute
sakeir@umn.edu

Kirsten Nielsen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
knielsen@umn.edu

Bartosz Grzywacz, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Lab Medicine and Pathology
grzywacz@umn.edu