Collaboration ● Research ● Discovery

Mass spectrometry is an essential part of modern biomedical research - providing rapid and sensitive qualitative and quantitative analyses of biological molecules. Recent advances in instrumentation and bioinformatic tools have enabled rapid growth in the implementation of MS for proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, glycomics, and glycoproteomics.

The Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Research (MS Center), founded in 2017 at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), is a collaborative research hub for scientific discovery. We integrate state-of-the-art instrumentation, innovative methodologies, bioinformatics, and expertise to promote basic and translational research programs across nearly every basic science and clinical department at MCW.

The goals of the MS Center are to catalyze interdisciplinary research, foster technology development, and provide education regarding the applications of mass spectrometry in biomedical research. 

Featured CollaboratorS:


Jong-In Park, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry

"The MS Center at MCW has been greatly instrumental in advancing our study of mortalin in cancer. In collaboration with the MS Center, we were able to catalogue mortalin interactome in cells and profile the metabolites affected in tumor cells upon mortalin targeting. With this information, our research addresses more advanced hypothesis to reveal the role of mortalin in cancer." 


Cheryl Stucky, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy

"Through our collaboration with the MS Center, we have advanced our research in the field of touch, in relation to our daily activities, how touch communicates with our environment, and how we sense touch. We discovered a host of novel endogenous molecules that are released from the skin in response to tactile stimulation. These molecules provide exciting leads for our next experiments in which we hope to uncover novel signaling mechanisms between skin cells and sensory neurons and that allow us to mediate a myriad of our social interactions"



Modern applications of mass spectrometry are vast, often requiring complex study designs. That’s why all projects begin with a free consultation with MS Center experts to discuss your project goals, apt workflows, and budget.


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