FloCyte Associates is the creation of Susan DeMaggio, Founder, CEO, and President of FloCyte Associates, Inc. Susan is an experienced flow cytometer operator and core manager, having begun her flow career at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center in 1987, where she set up the Immunopathology Department flow cytometry facility. Ms. DeMaggio’s position at LAC/USC Medical Center required her to establish panels, policy, and procedures for doing T & B cell panels for testing mostly immunodeficiency patients. She is a licensed Medical Technologist with 40 years experience, is an associate member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology and has earned a qualification in cytometry from ASCP in 1994. She has been a member of the International Society of Analytical Cytology since 1988.
She earned a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in Immunology from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona in 1990 with the development and characterization of monoclonal antibodies to a pre-B cell lymphoma line transformed by a murine leukemia virus.
Her last academic position was Resource Manager of the Optical Biology Core Facility at the University of California, Irvine, a shared resource of the Clinical Cancer Center, one of the National Cancer Institute’s designated cancer centers in Southern California, which afforded her the opportunity to expand her Flow Cytometry knowledge. In her position there she operated, maintained and trained users on the FACScan, as well as operated and managed a MoFlo sorter facility, and a confocal microscope facility, with labs in the Developmental Biology Center, an organized research unit of the School of Biology, and the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the California College of Medicine. A portion of Ms DeMaggio’s support was supplied by the Cancer Center Support Grant (CA-66203). She retired from UCI in December 2001 to direct her interests to her business.
FloCyte Associates, INC. is a training and recruitment agency, specializing in Flow Cytometry training. The FloCyte Regional Training Program has held successful training programs in BASIC and Advanced topics in flow Cytometry around the country, and in Europe and Mexico, reaching over 4000 students, in small groups, since Jan. 2003.
Ms. DeMaggio is the mother of three grown children, Elizabeth, married to son-in-law David Mollendor, Laura, and Mark, and the grandmother of Trey, Emma, Malik, Carlee, Dawson, Walker and Tucker. She resides in Irvine, California with her husband, Emmett Lee.