The UAB Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics(MSP) Shared Facility is a research resource that provides services to UAB Cancer Center members to identify, characterize, and quantify proteins, protein post-translational modifications, lipids, and small molecules present in cells, biological fluids, and tissues. The over-arching goal of the MSP Shared Facility is to provide state-of-the-art capabilities and training in mass spectrometry, proteomics, and bioanalytical technologies to support the research needs of UAB Cancer Center members.
In 2009, the Cancer Center Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics Shared Resource and the Clinical Proteomics Resource were consolidated to become the MSP Shared Facility. In this new structure, the leadership of the consolidated facility was similarly reorganized with an orderly transition from Dr. Stephen Barnes (the founding Director of this Shared Facility) to Dr. James Mobley, who was recruited to UAB in 2006 and was appointed the Director of the Clinical Proteomics Resource in 2007.
The specific aims of this CCC sponsored shared facility are to:
- Provide high-quality and cost-effective mass spectrometry and proteomics services to Cancer Center members including:
- the identification and quantification of proteins, along with protein modifications in complex biological samples;
- statistical and systems biology analyses of mass spectrometry/proteomics datasets;
- Develop new approaches and integrate advances in state-of-the-art technologies to support cancer research;
- Provide training and education to UAB Cancer Center members through seminars, participation in formal graduate courses, web-based information, and individual or team meetings.