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The Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource at CU|AMC

Your ultimate resource for immune response analyses

Welcome to HIMSR. Here we provide standardized, cutting-edge immu​ne monitoring assays​ at the genomic, proteomic and cellular level. We also partner with the research community to develop, test and implement new technologies for human immune monitoring.


Our mission at HIMSR is to facilitate clinical and translational studies by dissecting mechanisms of immunopathogenesis and identifying novel disease-specific biomarkers with diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Our HIMSR team offers expert experimental design support on projects and discussion of appropriate research endpoints and assays.

At HIMSR we provide standardized, state-of-the-art peripheral blood and tissue sample processing, and immune monitoring assays at the genomic, proteomic, and cellular level. The assays we offer include immune phenotype and function characterization by flow cytometry and mass cytometry, multicolor fluorescence tissue imaging, multiplex cytokine analysis, and cellular functional assays (in vitro killing, proliferation, intracellular cytokines, etc). We also support the integration of data from these immune monitoring assays with clinical data, including archiving, data mining, bioinformatics and statistical analyses.

We partner with the research community to develop appropriate research endpoints and assays, to coordinate investigators with available statisticians and bioinformaticians to assist in study design and data analysis, and to test and develop new technologies for immune monitoring.

The HIMSR team continually strives to provide comprehensive immune monitoring services using reliable, standardized, and technically advanced assays.