Mass Spectrometry Facility and Services


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.


Room 11, Biochemistry Building (in basement), 603 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.


This facility, if time allows, is accessible to scientists and academic investigators from any academic institution. Access is also granted to occasional industrial clients on a time-available basis.


The Mass Spectrometry Facility is a unit of the Research Technology Support Facility, under the auspices of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.

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