Dr. Svetlana Mazel is the Director of the Flow Cytometry Resource Center (FCRC) at the Rockefeller University, New York City, NY. She was elected as a member of ISAC Council 2016-2020 and is also an active member of the Shared Resource Lab Services Committee and SRL Emerging Leaders Committee of ISAC.
Svetlana Mazel graduated from Moscow State University with an M.S. in Biophysics. She got a Ph.D. degree in Immunology, and after her first postdoc in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1994. Her second postdoctoral research project was performed at the MSKCC , which was when her Flow Cytometry journey began. Using Flow Cytometry daily for over five years made her proficient in the field, and she decided to pursue it as her occupation.
In December 2001 Svetlana started working at the Rockefeller University. During her tenure as Director, the FCRC grew from one person and three instruments to five people and ten instruments. Currently FCRC serves over 360 users from almost 72 labs. With the collaborative effort of the FCRC staff, researchers are able to learn both theoretical principles and day-to-day implementation of the best Flow Cytometry practices.