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 (


The Human Immunology Core (HIC) provides human immune assays, sample processing and expertise to facilitate immuno-assessment for clinical trials. The HIC also provides specimens, reagents and data analysis services to facilitate basic and translational immunology research.



Specimen Processing and Assays

410-412 Stellar-Chance Laboratories
422 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Human Leukocyte Subsets

8th Floor, Smilow Translational Research Center
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104