About us

Personnel

  • Benjamin J. Daniel, Ph.D.,C.Cy


    Director
    ISAC/ICCE Certified Cytometrist
    Associate Professor/Research
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology

    Email: danielb@uthscsa.edu
    Mail Code: 7765
    Phone (Main Campus): (210) 567-3911
    Website

    Dr. Benjamin J. Daniel serves as the facility director and oversees the daily operation of the core. Dr. Daniel has more than 16 years of experience in flow cytometry and immunology research, with early research emphasis on the adaptive immune response to Toxoplasma gondii. More recently, his research entailed studying the dysfunction of the aged immune system in cancer. In 2010, he was appointed at 100% effort to the FCSR. He was certified to operate the BD FACSAria in spring of 2006 and the MoFlo Astrios in October of 2012. Dr. Daniel also serves on the International Society for Analytical Cytometry (ISAC) Shared Resource Laboratory (SRL) taskforce. This committee has been tasked to make recommendations to ISAC for guidelines of best practices and standards for a flow cytometry shared resource. Additionally, he is Vice President of FlowTex, an annual Texas-based flow cytometry meeting. Dr. Daniel passed the ISAC international certified cytometry exam (ICCE) in 2012.

    Professional Activities

    2016 - Vice President for FlowTex (annual Texas-based flow cytometry conference)
    2015 - Ad hoc reviewer for Autoimmunity
    2015 - Member of ISAC Shared Laboratory Resource (SLR) Taskforce
    2014 - Associate Professor/Research – Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Univ. of Texas HSC at San Antonio
    2014 - Member of Graduate School Dean's Career Advisory Council. Univ. of Texas HSC at San Antonio
    2014 - Program Committee member for Cyto2014, Cyto2015 and Cyto2016. (ISAC's annual flow cytometry conference.)
    2012 - ISAC ICCE Certified Cytometrist (Renewed in 2015)
    2010 - Organizational committee member for FlowTex
    2010 - Editorial board member for Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy
    2010-14 Assistant Professor/Research – Molecular Medicine – Univ. of Texas HSC at San Antonio
    2011-13 Committee Member for the International Society for Analytical Cytometry (ISAC) Flow Cytometry Core Managers Taskforce
    2012 Ad hoc shared instrument grant reviewer for North Carolina Biotechnology Center
    2010 Ad hoc shared instrument grant reviewer for North Carolina Biotechnology Center
    2010 Director – UTHSCSA Flow Cytometry Facility – San Antonio
    2007-10 Instructor – Medical Oncology – Univ. of Texas HSC at San Antonio

     

  • Karla M. Gorena, C.Cy


    Technical Director

    Email: moncadak@uthscsa.edu
    Mail Code: 7765
    Phone (Main Campus): (210) 567-3911

    Mrs. Karla Gorena began in research in 2004 and joined the flow cytometry facility in 2006. She is certified on the BD FACSAria and Beckman Coulter MoFlo XDP. She remains the primary operator in the Flow Cytometry Facility. She has trained many persons to operate and maintain core instruments. She has received advanced training in multiparameter analysis using the Diva software. She attends annual meetings to expand her flow cytometry knowledge to provide current technological advances to our users.

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