Reduction in Operating Status

Dear BioMS Center Users,

Due to the reduction in operating status at the University of

Pittsburgh, the BioMS center is adopting remote work practices.

Key details are as follows:

  • We will maintain support for on-going research collaborations and the preparation and submission of new grant applications.
  • We will continue to review and analyze data for ongoing projects.
  • We will continue to remote conference with current and new collaborators.
  • We will be suspending our Protein ID service until further notice.
  • We will not be accepting any samples until further notice.

Please contact Nathan Yates via email or phone (732-718-9739) for urgent requests or grant planning. Please contact Jackie Jones-Laughner via email to schedule an online discussion. Thank you.

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.

New to using mass spectrometry for biological samples? Start here.

Learn more about working with the center.


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

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