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The 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).

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