About Us

Welcome to Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Center

The Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Center in the Schools of Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh is a campus-wide shared facility dedicated to advancing the use and application of mass spectrometry in basic and/or translational research at all levels, from first-time users to experts in the field. The center is supported by the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Health Science, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology.

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Proteomics and

Metabolomics at Pitt

WIP Seminar Presents:

Using proteomics to dissect the

telomere elongation


Roderick J. O'Sullivan, Ph.D

Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology

Wednesday, 12/06/2017

12pm - 1pm

BST S373 Conference Room



Science 2017

October 18-20, 2017

University of Pittsburgh


CPSA Analytics 2017

May 17-18, 2017

University of Pittsburgh


Science 2016

October 19-21, 2016

University of Pittsburgh


CPSA Analytics 2016

May 19-20, 2016

University of Pittsburgh


Science 2015

October 7-9, 2015

University of Pittsburgh


2015 PittCon

April 2, 2015

Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh


ASMS 2014

June 15-19, 2014

Baltimore Convention Center


UPCI Scientific Retreat 2014

June 19-20, 2014

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg


Science 2014

October 1-3, 2014

University of Pittsburgh



Recent Publications

A human APOC3 missense variant and monoclonal antibody accelerate apoC-III clearance and lower triglyceride-rich lipoprotein levels.

Khetarpal SA, Zeng X, Millar JS, Vitali C, Somasundara AVH, Zanoni P, Landro JA, Barucci N, Zavadoski WJ, Sun Z, de Haard H, Toth IV, Peloso GM, Natarajan P, Cuchel M, Lund-Katz S, Phillips MC, Tall AR, Kathiresan S, DaSilva-Jardine P, Yates NA, Rader DJ.

Nat Med. 2017 Aug 21. doi: 10.1038/nm.4390. Epub ahead of print


Nek7 Protects Telomeres from Oxidative DNA Damage by Phosphorylation and Stabilization of TRF1.

Tan R, Nakajima S, Wang Q, Sun H, Xue J, Wu J, Hellwig S, Zeng X, Yates NA, Smithgall TE, Lei M, Jiang Y, Levine AS, Su B, Lan L.

Mol Cell. 2017 Mar 2; 65(5):818-831.e5. doi 10.1016/j.molcel.2017.01.015. Epub 2017 Feb 16.


UBE3B is a calmodulin-regulated, mitochondria-associated E3 ubiquitin ligase.

Braganza A, Li J, Zeng X, Yates NA, Dey NB, Andrews J, Clark J, Zamani L, Wang X, St. Croix C, O'Sullivan R, Garcia-Exposito L, Brodsky JL, Sobol RW.

J Biol Chem. 2016 Dec 21. DOI:10.1074/jbc.M116.766824


Decellularized zebrafish cardiac extracellular matrix induces mammalian heart regeneration.

Chen WC, Wang Z, Missinato MA, Park DW, Long DW, Liu HJ, Zeng X, Yates NA, Kim K, Wang Y.

Sci. Adv. 2016;2: e1600844; Nov 18 2016.