Primate Center Services


Immunology Services (IS) is a research service unit of the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, that specializes in measuring antigen-specific cellular responses of nonhuman primates. IS performs standardized elispot, fluorospot and/or flow cytometry-based immune assays, and conducts vaccination experiments. In addition to routine tests IS develops custom immune-assays to meet the specific aims of collaborating investigators. Primate Center investigators and other NIH supported researchers receive priority attention from IS, but anyone is welcome to contact us with questions.

Contact Information

Services Supported

  • Antigen-specific Elispot assays for IFN-γ, perforin or IL-2.
  • Antigen-specific Fluorospot assay for IFN-γ and IL-2.
  • Antigen-specific intracellular cytokine assays (ICS) for up to five functional parameters. The five functional parameters include all or any combination of the following: IFN-γ, IL-2, TNF-α, MIP1β and CD107a.
  • SIV epitope specific tetramer production
  • Multicolor flow cytometric phenotype analysis (up to 13 parameters).
  • Monoclonal antibody production from supernatants of hybridomas.
  • Fluorochrome conjugation to purified monoclonal antibodies.
  • Vaccination experiments in nonhuman primates.

Key Personnel

Eva G. Rakasz Unit Head (608)-265-8998 Send email
Nancy A. Wilson Senior Scientist (608)-263-5953 Send email
Shari Piaskowski Senior Research Specialist (608)-265-8078 Send email
Kim Weisgrau Senior Research Specialist (608)-263-0824 Send email
Jessica Furlott Research Specialist (608)-265-8078 Send email
Matthew Moehr Program Specialist (608)-265-8078 Send email

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Entry created: 2003-09-25
Entry last reviewed: 2012-05-07