Biological Mass Spectrometry

The Proteomics Facility provides services, self-service equipment, and collaborative research for the detection, characterization, and quantification of proteins and other biomolecules. The facility lab is located in MBB 1.420 (College of Natural Sciences). We are participating in the UT System Proteomics Core Facility Network.

Contact us by phone at 512-471-2895 or email to pmaf@austin.utexas.edu

We are located at 2500 Speedway in MBB 1.420 and operating hours are M-F 9 am – 5 pm.

We have an online sample submission form if you would like to submit a sample to the Proteomics Facility. Please email the Proteomics Facility staff before submission for a consultation on what type of analysis is best for your experiment.

Please visit the Proteomics Facility Wiki for protocols and FAQs.

News and Announcements:

  • The new Thermo QExactive installation is in process and will be set up to conduct untargeted metabolomics experiments by late fall.
  • We are installing a new Bruker Autoflex and will soon have MALDI-TOF/TOF available for self service for checking molecular weights, doing polymer analysis, TLC plate reading, and MS/MS for structural characterization.
  • A CPRIT grant has been awarded to build a High Performance Mass Spectrometry Imaging Core Facility that will develop novel MS/MS fragmentation methods for MALDI and DESI imaging. Jennifer Brodbelt is the P.I., working in partnership with Livia Eberlin and Maria Person. The facility is expected to begin operations in 2020.​​​​​​​
  • Specialized proteomics services are available via the UT System Proteomics Network. These include CyTOF, Reversed Phase Protein Arrays, top-down proteomics and UVPD fragmentation, glycoform analysis, and HDX exchange.