Welcome to the Central Analytical Mass Spectrometry Facility and W.M. Keck Foundation Proteomics Resource

The Central Analytical Laboratory at the University of Colorado at Boulder Orbitrapphotoserves as a resource offering analytical and instructional expertise in mass spectrometry. We offer a wide selection of mass spectrometry services to the research community within the University system and at-large, with the aim of providing scientists with practical training and access to the state-of-the-art instrumentation they need to develop and meet their research interests.

The facility is located in room C1B90 of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building and currently houses six mass spectrometry systems that provide unique and complementary mass spectrometry capabilities.

The instruments are interfaced with a chromatographic system (e.g. gas chromatography or liquid chromatography), in order to separate complex mixture samples.  For example, our Orbitrap mass spectrometers are interfaced with Waters nanoACQUITY UPLCs capable of multidimensional high-resolution separations. The services that we routinely provide are listed here.

We also offer training for open access to some instruments including the  Thermo ISO LT GCMS, Synapt G2 HDMS, Agilent 6120 LCMS, and 4000 Q-trap QQQ instruments.  If you want to get trained on an instrument, please contact Drs. Thomas Lee or Chris Ebmeier.