Protein & Metabolite Analysis Facility Core
Significance and Description
Research into the mechanisms of environmentally related diseases including cancer requires an understanding of the biomolecular pathways involved. Assessment of global changes in protein expression patterns is possible through utilization of mass spectrometry-based analytical techniques. Parallel strategies are being developed to measure metabolites. Understanding individual pathways as well as global changes to the cell, tissue or organism requires sensitive detection methods for identifying proteins and their modifications.
The purpose of the Protein & Metabolite Analysis Facility Core is to support investigators in the detection, characterization, and quantification of chemicals and biomolecules.
The Protein & Metabolite Analysis Facility Core provides high quality mass spectrometry, chromatography and electrochemical detection, and engages in service work as well as collaborative ventures to exploit the technical expertise of facility personnel in advancing research projects of investigators. Protein identification services are facilitated by close coordination with the Molecular Biology Facility Core.
Maria D. Person, Ph.D., Director
H. H. Stony Lo, Ph.D., Facility Manager
Kevin S. Shores, Ph.D., Research Associate