Mass Spectrometry Collaborative Core


The Mass Spectrometry Collaborative Core (MSCC) at Texas A&M is a core user facility recently created based on a $5M Chancellor Research Initiative allocation. This core facility consists of three separate components (Applied Mass Spectrometry (AMS), Mass Spectrometry for Isotope Analysis (MSIA), Chemistry and Biochemistry Mass Spectrometry Center (CBMSC)) which each include several individual laboratories with expertise in a range of mass spectrometry techniques. The diversity of techniques available within the core will allow researchers to tackle a broad range of research challenges such as the investigation of complex environmental and biological mixtures, isotope-ratio determination, the characterization of synthetic molecules and polymers, and the study of complex biomolecules including proteins. Establishment of this new core makes this diverse ensemble of mass spectrometry techniques available to researchers in the TAMU community. Each laboratory is staffed by technical experts who can provide training to students and faculty or carry out measurements on their behalf. This core also serves as a springboard for collaborative endeavors involving TAMU researchers and groups with advanced expertise in Mass Spectrometry. Further information about the capabilities offered by the MSCC is available from the links above.