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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BioMS Center Closure

     The BioMS Center will be closed Thursday, July 4th, 2019 for Independence Day.

     We will not be accepting samples for Protein ID on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th.

     Please submit your samples on Monday, July 8th for results on Monday, July 15th, 2019.

 

Seminars

Proteomics at Pitt

WIP Seminar Presents:

Development of a Robust

Nanobody-based Platform

for Drug Delivery and

Cancer Immunotherapy

Zhuolun (Allen) Shen

Shi Lab

Department of Cell Biology

Wednesday, 05/22/2019

12pm - 1pm

BST S373 Conference Room

 

Events

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

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

 

Synaptic proteome compensation and resilience to psychosis in Alzheimer's Disease.

Krivinko JM, Erickson SL, Ding Y, Sun Z, Penzes P, MacDonald ML, Yates NA, Ikonomovic MD, Lopez OL, Sweet RA, Kofler J.

AM J Psychiatry, 2018 Oct 1; 175(10): 999-1009. doi:

10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.17080858. Epub 2018 Jul 19. PMID: 30021459; PMCID: PMC6167138.

 

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