The NIH/NIGMS-supported biomedical mass spectrometry (MS) research resource develops novel MS-based solutions to analytical challenges, and provides service, collaboration, and training for MS-based characterization, identification and quantification of all biomolecular classes extracted from in vitro and in vivo model systems. The MS research resource supports integrated research programs in ion chemistry, protein biophysics, targeted and untargeted proteomics, lipidomics, metabolomics, and stable isotope labeled biomolecules focused on advancing MS platforms, software and their analytical capabilities for expanding biological knowledge, and training the next generation of translational scientists interested in biomedical applications of MS.
- Establish collaborative research projects with basic and applied investigators at Washington University and other institutions
- Develop novel and provide routine mass spectrometry-based analytical services
- Educate and train students/fellows/junior faculty in the use and applications of mass spectrometry
- Disseminate our research findings and inform the community about biomedical mass spectrometry