Proteomic Sample Drop Off Procedure

Effective October 1st, 2020

Samples that are stable at room temp (ex: gel bands) should be placed in the A916 (A-stem) Scaife Hall location by 11:00 am. For all other samples, please contact BioMS Center.

A new schedule will be used for the in-gel protein identification service. Samples received by the 1st and 15th of the month will be analyzed and results returned within 10 days. This change is being made to allow for the installation of a new state-of-the-art mass spectrometer for advanced proteomics.

Please place your proteomic samples inside a plastic bag/envelope along with your submission form. A submission form must be placed in the bag or envelope. Samples must be clearly labeled and match what is on the submission form.

Label BioMS on the outside of the bag/envelope. Gel band samples should be stored in a microcentrifuge tube with 50ul of water. Place the bag/envelope inside the plastic container located in refrigerator marked GRC, in the Scaife hallway.

Directions to A916: Take the Scaife hall elevators to the 9th floor. Turn right off of elevators and go through the double doors into the A-stem.

From Presby: Take the Presby Main Elevators up to ninth floor. Go toward Scaife hall through 2 sets of double doors into the A-stem.

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 and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

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Proteomics at Pitt

WIP Seminar Presents:

Antenna: An informatics

solution for nanobody


Zhe Sang

Shi Lab

Department of Cell Biology

Wednesday, 11/06/2019

12pm - 1pm

BST S373 Conference Room



Science 2019

October 16-18, 2019

University of Pittsburgh


ASMS 2019

June 2-6, 2019

Atlanta, GA


Science 2018

October 17-19, 2018

University of Pittsburgh


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

Proteomic approach to discover human cancer viruses from formalin-fixed tissues.

Toptan T, Cantrell PS, Zeng X, Liu Y, Sun M, Yates, NA Chang Y, Moore PS.

JCI Insight. 2020 Oct 15; doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.143003 In-Press Preview. PMID: 33055416


The Capture of a Disabled Proteasome Identifies Erg25 as a Substrate for Endoplasmic Reticulum Associated Degradation.

Buck TM, Zeng X, Cantrell PS, Cattley RT, Hasanbasri Z, Yates ME, Nguyen D, Yates NA, Brodsky JL.

Mol Cell Proteomics. 2020 Aug 31 mcp.RA120.002050. doi: 10.1074/mcp.RA120.002050. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32868373


Quantitative analysis of ATM phosphorylation in lymphocytes.

Bakkenist CJ, Czambel RK, Lin Y, Yates NA, Zeng X, Shogan J, Schmitz JC.

DNA Repair (Amst). 2019 Aug;80:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.dnarep.2019.06.002. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31176958


The N-cadherin interactome in primary cardiomyocytes as defined by quantitative proximity proteomics.

Li Y, Merkel CD, Zeng X, Heier JA, Cantrell PS, Sun M, Stolz DB, Watkins SC, Yates NA, Kwiatkowski AV.

J Cell Sci., 2019 Feb 11; 132(3). doi: 10.1242/jcs.221606. PMID: 30630894


Measuring biological age in mice using differential mass spectrometry.

Bell-Temin H, Yousefzadeh MJ, Bondarenko A, Quarles E, Jones-Laughner J, Robbins PD, Ladiges W, Niedernhofer LJ, Yates NA.

Aging (Albany NY). 2019 Feb 11;11(3):1045-1061. doi: 10.18632/aging.101810. PMID: 30745468