Patrice Smith Neuroscience Neuro Repair Lab

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
What the facility does

The goal of the Patrice Smith Neuroscience Neuro Repair lab is to identify novel molecular mechanisms that contribute to pathologies of the brain and spinal cord.  Research conducted in the lab sheds light on mechanisms that could be targeted to promote repair from neurodegenerative conditions, as well as trauma to the brain or spinal cord.

Area(s) of Expertise

The facility, housed in the Life Sciences Research Building at Carleton University, contains many molecular assessment tools, including a Flow Cytometer, with sorting capability. Our BD FACS Aria II cell sorter and analyzer system is state-of-the-art and the only one of its kind at Carleton University. The system is equipped with fluorescent lasers that allow the efficient sorting of multiple molecular targets. The equipment could be used to sort samples from blood, brain (neurons and glia) as well as from in vitro settings.
We provide services to members of the Carleton University research community and the wider research community in Ottawa. 

Research Services

Sorting and analysis of cells from nervous system, blood, stem cell tissues; sorting and analysis of fluorescently tagged markers in cellular preparations from complex samples, including tumour cells, stem cells, neurons, immune cells, stably-transfected cell lines and blood cells.

Sectors of Application
  • Healthcare and social services

Name of equipment

Description of function

BD FACSAria II cell sorter and analyzer

Cell sorter and analyzer applicable for brain, spinal cord and blood samples, for instance.



Carleton University FACs facility