Number of Programs: 4
S-18 Plant Biology Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
The Research Technology Support Facility (RTSF) at Michigan State University is supported and managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.
- Bioinformatics Core: The Bioinformatics Core has staff specialists who assist in the computational analysis and presentation of Genomic, Proteomic and other complex datasets.
- Flow Cytometry Core: The Flow Cytometry Core offers two flow cytometers to the MSU community. Both are multiple laser based optical instruments that analyze cell populations for multiple characteristics simultaneously.
- Genomics Core: The Genomics Core provides single gene to genomic scale DNA sequencing services, DNA fingerprinting and genotyping, quantitative PCR, microarray printing and analysis.
- IVIS Spectrum Imaging Core: New to RTSF is the IVIS Spectrum Imaging Core for quantitative bioluminescent and fluorescent (transmission and reflectance) imaging in vivo and in vitro.
- Mass Spectrometry Core: The Mass Spectrometry Core uses an array of mass spectral techniques for small molecule identification as well as analyses and for Metabolomic profiling.
- Proteomics Core: The Proteomics Core offers high-throughput mass spectral protein identification and determination of protein expression patterns.
Room 11, Biochemistry Building (in basement), 603 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
The RTSF Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Core is an ‘open access’ resource where MSU researchers and Core staff perform chemical analyses for small molecules and intact macromolecules. Analyses performed here typically involve compound identification, quantification, and statistical analysis. Methods currently running include nontarget metabolite profiling (metabolomics) and high-throughput profiling and quantification of amino acids, phytohormones, nucleotides signaling oxylipins, structural lipids, and central and specialized metabolites. Capabilities for MALDI-TOF tissue and surface imaging have also been developed. The Core performs analyses of samples from more than 100 institutions from across North America.
MSU researchers have collaborated to create NanoMSU.org, a web site designed to facilitate nanotechnology research and education by publicizing MSU's research expertise, facilities, and educational programs, providing a central point of contact for off-campus inquiries, distributing nanotechnology-related information of general interest, and encouraging new synergistic collaborations. The site lists participants and their areas of research, research centers, relevant news items, and other national nanotechnology research efforts.
The Research Technology Support Facility (RTSF) is a collection of five analytical facilities which provide the fundamental tools for modern life science research. RTSF core facilities include: Bioinformatics core; Flow cytometry core; Genomics core; Imaging-IVIS core; Mass spectrometry and metabolomics core; and proteomics core.