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Expert Technical Training That Ensures Reproducibility In STEM

Cheeky Scientist’s Technical Programs currently include Expert Cytometry, Expert Microscopy, and Expert Sequencing. Each program provides continuing education credits and is taught by leading PhD experts in their respective STEM fields.


Top Technical Training EBooks

Antibody Compensation

Tim Bushnell, PhD

Advanced 4-10 Color Compensation, Learn strategies for designing advanced antibody compensation panels and how to use your compensation matrix to analyze your experimental data.

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Modern Flow Cytometry

Tim Bushnell, PhD

Learn the best practices of flow cytometry experimentation, data analysis, figure preparation, antibody panel design, instrumentation and more. 

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Advanced Microscopy

Heather Brown, PhD

Learn the best practices and advanced techniques across the diverse fields of microscopy, including instrumentation, experimental setup, image analysis, figure preparation, and more.

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Technical Training Programs

Expert Cytometry

Get access to expert training in flow cytometry, including real-time guidance by top flow cytometry scientists.

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Expert Microscopy

Get access to expert training in microscopy, including daily mentorship by microscopy experts across disciplines.

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Expert Sequencing

COMING SOON: Get access to expert training in next generation sequencing (NGS) by top NGS experts.

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Bring Us To You

Bring our award-winning flow cytometry, microscopy and next generation sequencing training teams to you. Our event team will help you set up a live seminar or webinar. Every live event includes free technical training program memberships so attendees can continue to learn after the event.

Improved Science In Your Lab

Master The Field Of Flow Cytometry

The ExCyte Mastery Class is for scientists who want to:

  • Stay up to date with current trends and best practices
  • Gain advanced knowledge quickly (even if you're a beginner)
  • Learn how to control for any type of flow cytometry experiment
  • Learn specific flow cytometry techniques and methodologies
  • Get expert information on flow cytometry antibody panel design, experimental design, data analysis, and statistics


The Jablonski Diagram

Written by Tim Bushnell, PhD A Jablonski diagram illustrates the electronic states of a molecule as well as the transitions between them. These states are arranged vertically by energy and ...

The Importance Of Teaching With Integrity And Passion

Written by Tim Bushnell, PhD Flow cytometry education has grown phenomenally in response to more sophisticated instrumentation, growing demands for more sensitive, high-speed and multi-parameter flow. Specialized training is critical ...

How To Train Your Personnel

Written by Tim Bushnell, PhD ExCyte chooses to train people in flow cytometry because we know what it's like to feel the pain of ruined experiments. No one enjoys wasting ...

5 Keys To Writing A Shared Instrument Grant

Written by Tim Bushnell, PhD I'm a scientist, not Perry Mason. I’m not a defense attorney or a detective. Why would I say that? Because well before March grant writers ...

Differential Pressure

Written by Tim Bushnell, PhD Differential pressure based flow cytometers currently dominate the market. These systems have two pressure regulators. The first is at a constant pressure that sets how ...

What Is Titration

Written by Tim Bushnell, PhD Titration is the process of identifying the best concentration to use an antibody for a given assay. While the vendor will provide a specific concentration ...

Success Stories

Postdoctoral Researcher

Tom Jingyu Mu, Ph.D.

McMaster University

“I’m a postdoctoral researcher and a research scientist, so staying on top of the latest techniques in my field is essential for maintaining my quality of work. To do this,…

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Research Scientist

Jeanette Ampudia

ATyr Pharma

“I’m a research scientist in industry with a lot of experience in flow cytometry. Still, it’s important for me to stay on the leading edge of the field. That’s where…

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Chris Kloss, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

“I’ve been doing flow cytometry for over 9 years. Over these years I’ve come across certain issues that are “not found in the users manual.” By joining Expert Cytometry’s easy-to-attend…

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Matthias Wölfl, PhD.

University Children’s Hospital Würzburg

“There’s always something new to learn, I’ve discovered, especially in the field of flow cytometry. The Expert Cytometry program is one of the best I’ve seen on the topic of…

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Research Scientist

Kerry White

Infinity Pharmaceuticals

“Wow, this was an amazing online class! It allowed me to finally prove to my colleagues that we don’t actually need isotypes anymore. As a research scientist, it’s my job…

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Core Director

Nancy Fisher, Ph.D.

University of North Carolina

“I am a Core Director and have a lot of experience in flow cytometry. I joined Cheeky Scientist’s Expert Cytometry because I wanted to keep up with where the field…

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Vijaya Satchidanandam, Ph.D.

Indian Institute of Science

“I’m a principle investigator interested in learning advanced flow cytometry methologies. In particular, I wanted to learn about experimental design, controls and compensation, and data analysis. Expert Cytometry delivered on…

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Research Scientist

Eva Morschl, Ph.D.

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc

“I’m a research scientist in industry with a lot of experience in flow cytometry. I signed up for Cheeky Scietits’s Expert Cytometry because I needed to learn a specific flow…

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Core Director

Marielle Cavrois, Ph.D.

Gladstone Institutes

“I’m a Principle Investigator and Core Manager. I’m very experienced in flow cytometry and spend a lot of time learning and training to stay on the cutting edge of the…

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Amrutesh Puranik, Ph.D.

Mayo Clinic

“I’m a postdoctoral researcher and know a lot about flow but I needed to learn a few new techniques and execute them before I could get my paper published. I…

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Sr. Research Associate

Dorothy Iwanowicz, Ph.D.


“I work in R&D and was just a beginner in flow cytometry. I joined ExCyte because I needed to learn a lot about flow and I needed to learn it…

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Phillip Wong, Ph.D.

Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

“I’m a core manager and even though I’m very knowledgeable in the field of flow cytometry, it can be difficult to stay up to date with current trends and current…

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Aarhus University

Charlotte Christie Petersen, Ph.D.

Core Manager

“I joined Cheeky Scientist’s ExCyte because I wanted to learn a few new flow cytometry methodologies. In particular, I was interested in learning about Cell Cycle and, more broadly, experimental…

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Core Manager

Miguel Garcia

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

“As a Core Manager, my position requires staying up to date with the latest best practices. The Cheeky Scientist Technical Programs provided the necessary information on flow cytometry to stay…

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Marketing Director

Pat Leinert

Leinco Technologies

“We worked with Expert Cytometry for one year, utilizing them for consulting work and writing technical documents for several of our flow cytometry products. Working with Tim Bushnell at Expert…

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Associate Scientist II

Heather Caouette


“Our group at BlueBirdBio was relatively new to flow. We brought ExCyte in for a basic course, and also to help train us on best practices for our new flow…

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Product Development Consultant

Paul Jorgensen

Amarantus BioScience

“I was (and still am for the most part) completely ignorant of the details of flow cytometry. The Expert Cytometry team provided explanations and helped me understand the technology to…

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Senior Research Scientist

John Lupisella

Bristol Myers Squibb

Before taking this program, my experience with flow was limited to simple 2 color experiments. Then I was asked to perform a 10-color complete immunophenotype experiment in non-lymphoid tissues. With…

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Senior Manager

Johnna Wesley, Ph.D.

Novo Nordisk Research Center

“Expert Cytometry provided an excellent course to our group. The course was over two days. On day one, the instructors provided a great overview of core concepts of flow. On…

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Senior Manager

Chris Groves


“MedImmune purchased a Cheeky Scientist Technical Program site license. We have over 100 scientists using the program and the feedback has been phenomenal. I’m amazed at how much the scientists…

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Robert Fultz

Baylor College of Medicine

 “I have much more confidence in the quality of data that I’m able to get from my samples after taking the Expert Cytometry, Complex Data Analysis course that was offered…

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Graduate Student

Heather Holahan

University of Iowa

“I attended an Excyte course at the University of Iowa. The course was extremely detail-oriented, allowing attendees to work through the process of choosing the correct flow cytometry fluorophores and…

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Core Manager

Carina Torres

Eli Lilly & Company

“I invited ExCyte to Lilly Pharmaceuticals to teach a two-day comprehensive course; ranging from the fundamentals of flow to the experimental design of assays specific to what I think a…

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Core Manager

John Tigges

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

“Excyte provided a wonderful course in Boston.  Feedback from attendees has been very positive and individuals want more. I believe there is a great benefit to advanced courses in Flow…

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Core Manager

Monica Delay

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

“As a core manager, ExCyte has been great to work with.  It’s often difficult to ensure clients are getting the information and education they need to perform their experiments effectively….

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Former Core Director

Michael Kissner, Ph.D.

University of California San Francisco

“Having hosted multiple courses with ExCyte, I have been consistently impressed with the quality of the material, effectiveness of delivery, and overall collaborative and adaptable atmosphere of the classroom. Carol…

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Dr. Gergely Toldi

Semmelweis University

“Hosting an ExCyte course at my institution was a great experience. We organized a two-day Flow Cytometry Bootcamp course for novice users. There was a truly international group of participants…

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Flow Cytometry Director

Dr. Andrea Lisa Holme

University of Alberta

“ExCyte’s webinars bring flow cytometry knowledge to your doorstep. The ability to listen to online seminars at your computer and ask an expert in real-time is of great benefit. Furthermore,…

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Research Associate

Marianne Beland

McGill University

“Expert Cytometry was great from the beginning to the end. When I first contacted them, I felt their enthusiasm flow through their emails. They showed flexibility and accommodated my needs…

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Brigham and Women's Hospital

Fabienne Lucas, MD, PhD

Resident in Clinical Pathology

“I began Expert Cytometry as a postdoc in the US after my medical and PhD training in Germany and the UK. I had used flow cytometry for more than 5…

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