I am Joanna Roberts and I have 18 years of experience with flow cytometry working on many types of projects. flowjoanna is an opportunity for me to bring my enjoyment of this technology as well as my in-depth knowledge to experiments needing complex multi-colour panels, cell sorting, cell cycle, cell death, in-depth data analysis, proliferation, and more.
I worked on a short thesis project with Prof Graham Le Gros on the T cell response to Influenza at the start of my career in my early twenties. Following that, I worked as a research officer with Prof Franca Ronchese exploring aspects of DC vaccination to prime T cell responses. I was appointed staff scientist at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research to establish the flow cytometry core facility with the stream in air cell sorter purchased in the early 2000s. i worked closely with immunologists at the MIMR during this time to support their projects using flow.