Dagna Sheerar is the manager of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center Flow Cytometry Laboratory. Dagna’s favorite flow cytometry activities include designing high-parameter immunophenotyping panels, analyzing data (both flow and facility usage data), training and educating new cytometrists, consulting with researchers about their cytometry assays and data analysis work flows, rigor and reproducibility, evaluating, procuring, and installing fancy new cytometry instruments, and procrastinating on the monthly Flow Lab billing by discussing the theory of anything remotely related to flow cytometry with anyone who will listen.
Dagna has been working in and managing Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Laboratories since 2000, both at the University of Wisconsin and at the University of Western Ontario. She is a Certified Cytometrist actively involved in the Great Lakes International Imaging and Flow Cytometry Association and the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry and serves on the Board of Cytometry Educational Associates, Inc., as Vice President. Dagna has been involved in hosting and teaching at the Annual Course since 2019.
Dagna’s non-Flow hobbies include gardening (indoors and outdoors), hiking with her friends and dogs, knitting, and (begrudgingly) home improvement.