About us

Personnel

  • Michael T. Berton, Ph.D.


    Scientific Director

    Associate Professor
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology

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

  • Karla M. Gorena, SCYM(ASCP)CM


    Assistant Director

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

    Karla Gorena serves as the facility assistant director and oversees the daily operation, administration and management of the core. Ms. Gorena joined the flow cytometry core in 2006 after working in research studying gene expression during ovulation at Trinity University. She is certified on the BD FACSAria, Beckman Coulter MoFlo XDP, and the Beckman Coulter Astrios. In 2012 Ms. Gorena became an ISAC certified cytometrist receiving her SYCM, Specialist in Cytometry credential. She has received advanced training in high parameter analysis using the Diva and FlowJo software. Ms. Gorena maintains a very large networking relationship with colleagues in the world-wide flow cytometry community as well as the regional community. She has served on the FlowTex committee since 2014 as a vendor liaison and currently has been serving as FlowTex president since 2018.

  • Catherine Davis


    Research Core Facility Technologist

    Email: clarkcl@uthscsa.edu
    Mail Code: 7765
    Phone (Main Campus): (210) 567-3910

    Catherine Davis joined the Flow Cytometry Core Facility in August 2017. She was recruited from the DNA core at UT Health where she served for 18 years. She brings extensive core experience to her role in the flow cytometry core. Since joining the lab she has been certified on the BD FACSAria and is performing sorting and analysis for flow cytometry users.

  • Sebastian Montagnino MLT (ASCP)


    Research Core Facility Technologist

    Email: montagnino@uthscsa.edu
    Mail Code: 7765
    Phone (Main Campus): (210) 567-3910

    Sebastian Montagnino joined the flow cytometry core in 2018 and is a USAF Veteran. Sebastian was a clinical laboratory technician prior to joining our lab. He offers valuable insight on clinical flow cytometry. Sebastian is great with panel design and high parameter analysis.

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