The Staff of Mass Spectrometry Services welcomes you!

Dr. Kari Basso – Director of Mass Spectrometry Services

NOTICE!  We have been approved to officially open for service! We are running all sample types

  1. Samples that do not need refrigeration will submitted in the box outside the main lab.

  2. Please contact us by email if sample needs storage in the freezer or refrigeration.

  3. Self-operation is not available at this time but will be when we move to Phase 3.

Welcome to the University of Florida Department of Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Research and Education Center. Our goal is to provide a valuable resource to complex research needs through access to a wide variety of mass spectrometry instruments, bioinformatic tools and highly trained staff. We offer both routine services and advanced research based projects. Please contact Dr. Basso (fkn Kari. B Green) for information on samples or projects. We look forward to serving your mass spectrometry needs.  A list of just some of our services is described below.  See MSREC Services for more detailed information.

  • Accurate Mass
  • Analysis of Intact Large Biomolecules
  • Proteomics
    • Modification Analysis (PTM, mutations etc)
    • Shotgun Analysis
    • Protein Complex (IP)
    • Label Free Quantitations
    • SILAC
    • Targeted Proteomics
    • Discovery Proteomics
  • Metabolomics
    • Targeted Metabolomics
    • Discovery Metabolomics
  • Lipidomics
  • GC-MS
  • LC-MS and LC-MS/MS
  • Polymer Analysis
  • Training/Self Operation
  • Sample Preparation


  • MSREC is pleased to announce the installation of a new Bruker Autoflex LRF.  This instrument is capable of MALDI imaging (molecular tissue imaging).  This instrument is also available for training for self operation!

Bruker Autoflex LRF installed fall 2018

  • The new Q Exactive HF Orbitrap is installed and running real samples!!  Come check out the lab!  In one year we have $1.5M of new instruments! 
  • The submitted proposal NIH S10 OD021758-01A1 Titled “Acquisition of a Q Exactive HF Hyrbid Quadrupole-Orbitrap” has been awarded to the MSREC!!!  Stay tuned for installation dates! 
  • The MSREC is excited to announce the installation of a Bruker Impact Qq-TOF Ultra-high resolution LC-MS/MS system
    Stop in a see our latest installation.  Finally we have ultra-high resolution LC-MS/MS capabilities in the Mass Spectrometry Facility!   We are already running samples and projects on it. 

  • Arrived!!  The new Bruker Microflex LRF.  Operation will begin Thursday September 21.
    We are acquiring a new Bruker Microflex MALDI TOF to replace the aging and outdated AB Sciex MALDI.
  • We have installed autosamplers on the LCQ DECA and the DSQ GC-MS

    Now you can load up to 100 samples and run overnight and improve reproducibility in your data! 

  • Did you know we have three instruments available for self operation?!

    The Microflex MALDI, Thermo LCQ DECA LC-MS, and the Thermo DSQ GC-MS are all available for self operation after training.

  • Now Offering Protein Sequencing & Other Proteomic Services

    We have expanded our services to include proteomic experiments utilizing our new Thermo Scientific LTQ-XL with Easy Nano-LC. The service includes sample preparation, gel electrophoresis, sample digestion, LC-MS/MS and the bioinformatics (database searching, PTM analysis, etc).  Both qualitative and quantitative analyses are available 

  • SDS-PAGE Services

    We are now offering 1D SDS-PAGE for protein separation before protein sequencing as a new service.