Welcome to the Biomedical FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. We are part of the UAB Stem Cell Institute and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Our laboratory has a focus on the High Resolution MS analysis of biological samples in the context of disease and biomedical research.
The Biomedical FT-ICR MS Laboratory began when Dr. Stephen Barnes (Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology) and Dr. Peter Prevelige (Professor, Department of Microbiology) wrote the original NIH NCRR shared instrumentation grant that provided funds for the two high resolution mass spectrometers in the lab (7 Tesla LTQ FT’s). In addition to the shared instrumentation grant, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as the Dean’s office provided initial support for the creation of the lab. Dr. Matthew Renfrow (Director) was recruited into the department of Biochemistry and Molecular genetics from the laboratory of Dr. Alan Marshall (co-inventor of FT-ICR MS) with help from supporters of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since August of 2007, we have been self sufficient for annual operating costs through NIH funded research which is supported by the Biomedical FT-ICR MS Lab and through the UAB Stem Cell Institute
We are very appreciative of the continued support we have received from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the UAB School of Medicine for the support of research in the laboratory.