Yoav Altman


Yoav Altman

Facility Director

Yoav Altman's Bio

Yoav Altman received his BA degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. He started working with flow cytometry in 2001 at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and joined Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in 2002 as Manager of the Flow Cytometry Shared Resource. He was promoted to Director in 2009, and oversees the operation of both core lab locations. Yoav is the primary operator of the FACSVantage DiVa cell sorter in building 5 and trains investigators to use the core's cytometers. Yoav has over 10 years of experience sorting a variety of cell lines and primary cells, including IPSCs, hESCs, immune cells, disaggregated tumors and solid tissues, such as cardiomyocytes, hepatocytes, intestinal epithelium, brain tissue, and skeletal muscle. Over this time he has worked with a variety of single cell assays including side population, cell cycle, apoptosis determination, immunophenotyping, calcium flux, mitochondrial membrane potential, ROS, fluorescent proteins, and FRET. Yoav is available to assist with reagent selection, experiment design, data analysis, protocol development, grant preparation, and writing methods sections for publications. 

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