The Human Immunology Core is now fully open for new or ongoing projects prioritized by the HIC in accordance with Penn's Research Resumption Plan and PSOM policies.

Primary cell ordering has resumed with one donor on Tuesday and one donor on Thursday, every week. Details are provided when you click on "primary cells" on the "requesting services" tab.

Sample processing cut-off times are strictly observed. Please e-mail Ling Zhao ( for additional policies and specific directions, or questions about project prioritization.

For cellular immunology assays please e-mail Ling Zhao ( regarding new projects, or project resumption or prioritization.

For molecular immunology assays please e-mail Wenzhao Meng ( regarding new projects, or project resumption or prioritization.

For COVID-19 projects, please e-mail Nina Luning Prak (

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Primary Lymphocyte Procurementcells@pennmedicine.upenn.edu215-746-1409Rm 8-178, Smilow BuildingFollow Us on Twitter
Cellular Immunology Assays
Digital ELISA
Luminex Assay
Flow Cytometry
Specimen Processing/Crypreservation
Clinical Trial Support
lingzh@pennmedicine.upenn.edu215-573-4322Rm 410-412, Stellar Chance Labs
Moleculer Immunology and Immune Repertoire Profilewmeng@pennmedicine.upenn.edu215-573-5769Rm 408, Stellar Chance Labs
Limited numbers of frozen cells are available, interested parties should contact James Riley:

HIC Leadership



Scientific Director

Nina Luning Prak, MD,

Technical Director

Ling Zhao, MD,

Primary Cells

James Riley, Ph.D.215-573-7546/

HIC Staff Members

Hong KongResearch
Yangzhu DuResource
Hongen (Solomon) WangResource
Zhen-yu HuangResource
Zheng CuiResource
Fang LiuResource
Xiaomei (Karen) LiuResource
Racheli Ben ShimolResource

Specimen Shipping Address

Attn: Hongen (Solomon) Wang

University of Pennsylvania

Stellar Chance Labs, Rm 412

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Telephone: 215-573-5367


Primary Human Leukocytes Pick-Up

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3400 Civic Center Boulevard

8-177 TRC Building

Office Telephone: 215-746-1409