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MetroFlow 2023 Annual Meeting

October 26th, 2023

The MetroFlow: NY/NJ Flow Cytometry Users Group invites you to attend our annual meeting on October 26th, 2023.

We are planning a full day of scientific presentations and are excited to be hosted by The Graduate Center at CUNY at 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016.

Talks will run from 9am-5pm, with ample time over breaks to meet with our corporate sponsors.

The meeting will conclude with a wine & cheese reception with excellent opportunities for networking.


CMLE/CE credits will be available.



The venue is located a block from the Empire State Building and is easily accessible via public transportation.


Register Here beginning September 9th

Will add more info soon!


8:00AM - 9:00AM  

Registration & Breakfast 

(Virtual broadcast will begin starting at 8:50AM) 

9:00AM - 9:05AM  

Welcome & Announcements

Christina DeCoste

Director, Flow Cytometry Resource Facility at Princeton University &

President, MetroFlow Steering Committee

9:05AM - 9:55AM  

Characterizing Antigen Specific B cells in Thoracic Organ Transplantation

Marlena Habal, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

NYU Grossman School of Medicine

09:55AM - 10:25AM  

Coffee Break w/Corporate Members

10:25AM - 11:10AM

Spectral flow cytometry: Development of high-parameter panels for the diagnosis

and treatment follow up of pediatric leukemia.

 Paul Mead, PhD, SCYM

Principal Scientist

Department of Pathology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

11:10AM - 12:10AM 

Careers in Cytometry Panel Discussion


Thomas Miller

Director of Scientific Operations

Weill Cornell Medicine

Jill Roberts Institute/Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health

Academic Director

Michael Kissner

Director of Operations

 Columbia Stem Cell Initiative Flow Cytometry Core Facility, Columbia University Irving Medical Center


Stella Chun

District Manager Flow Cytometry Reagents Technical Sales Specialist

Thermo Fisher Scientific


Carla Hill

Associate Director Global Cytometry and U.S. Flow Operations

Q2 Solutions


Kathleen Daniels

ISAC SRL Emerging Leader

Field Service Engineer

Bola Megalla

District Technical Specialist

BD Biosciences

Field Application Specialist

Anthony Carcio

Senior Field Application Scientist

Sony Biotechnology

Software Development

Geoff Kraker 

OMIQ Senior Application Scientist


Clinical Diagnostics

Sary El Daker Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist

Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

12:10AM - 1:20PM 

Lunch & Corporate Member Visits

1:20PM - 2:10PM  

" 'That’s What I Do!' : A Peter Lopez Retrospective"

Peter Lopez

Associate Professor of Pathology

NYU Grossman School of Medicine

2:10PM - 2:40PM   

Biomarkers of disease activity in Juvenile Dermatomyositis:

Focus on B cells and T cells that lack follicular markers

Preetha Balasubramanian, PhD

Post-Doctoral Associate

Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children's Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York

2:40PM - 3:10PM  

Coffee Break w/Corporate Members

3:10PM - 3:40PM 

Neuro-immune circuits control intestinal inflammation and tissue protection in the context of IBD

Hiroshi Yano, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Weill Cornell Medicine

3:40PM - 4:30PM 

MSKCC Flow Cytometry Core Facility, Discussion on SRL & Research Activities

4:30PM - 5:00PM 

Fit-for-Purpose Validation Requirements for High-Parameter Cytometry Assays

Shuyu Yao, PhD

Associate Director


5:00PM - 6:00PM

Wine and Cheese Networking

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