Mass Spectrometry Facility currently houses two mass spectrometers: 1) a
Thermo Electrospray Ionization LTQ-Orbitrap Velos Pro and 2) a Thermo Finnigan
LC/MS/MS (LTQ). This equipment is capable of determining the molecular weight
of both small molecules and peptides, identifying proteins, and characterizing
protein modifications. The facility is located in the Physical Sciences Building
and supervised by Professor Ted Holman and managed by Mass Spec Specialist
Qiangli Zhang of the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
The facility can be used by UCSC faculty, their
collaborators, as well as outside users. Users must obtain an account name and
a password. New users must first be trained by the Mass Spec Specialist or submit
samples to be run for them. A fee is charged for use.
To reserve machine time, please visit the
PBSCI website for equipment reservation.
UCSC would like to recognize funding support for
the Mass Spectrometry Facility provided by the Thermo Electron Corporation
(Seed funds), the W.M. Keck Foundation (Grant # 001768), NIH, NSF, and
the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3).