The UAB Cancer Center Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics(MSP) Shared Facility offers access to capabilities that are not available in individual Cancer Center member laboratories.
The Shared Facility is organized into four modules (1) Bioanalytical Separation and Sample Preparation, (2) Proteomics, and (3) Data Analysis and Bioinformatics that are supported by Master’s level and Ph.D. scientists who are experts in mass spectrometry, bioanalytical chemistry, statistics, systems biology, and information handling.
The goal of the MSP Shared Facility is to provide state-of-the-art capabilities and training in mass spectrometry, proteomics, and bioanalytic technologies to support the research needs of UAB Cancer Center members. The MSP Shared Facility supports the research efforts of Cancer Center members in each of the seven scientific programs. An overview of the workflow for our laboratory is illustrated below.
Leon Edwards of “Edwards Chevrolet” has graciously donated $100,000 toward the purchase of a new High Resolution Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer for the MSP-SF.
This instrument will greatly aid our continuous drive to 1) better our understanding of cancer biology, 2) identify early biomarkers of disease, and 3) improve our constant challenge of identifying new and better drug targets – we give a huge thank you to Mr. Edwards!!