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The OSU Mass Spectrometry Center is a central pillar in the network of interactive research at OSU.


The OSU Mass Spectrometry Center is a central pillar in the network of interactive research at OSU and is regularly used by researchers in Chemistry, Biochemistry/Biophysics, Botany/Plant Pathology, Environmental Toxicology, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Food Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural Sciences and other fields. OSU Mass Spectrometry Center is also a collaborating site of the BENFRA Center, one of three national Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Centers, funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). BENFRA is part of the NIH CARBON program. The Center strives to advance progress in environmental health, biomedical and biological sciences by maintaining state-of-the-art service in mass spectrometry capable of supporting faculty members at the cutting edge of their respective research fields. In addition, the laboratory participates in training young people and professionals in mass spectrometry on the most modern equipment available, preparing them for successful careers in the life sciences.

The Mass Spectrometry Center is a state and university-wide resource and is supported by OSU's Research Office, the College of Agricultural Sciences, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, the College of Science and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Center is located in Room 0085 of the Agricultural and Life Sciences Building (ALS) on Campus Way (campus map).

IMPORTANT Notice regarding publications and OSUMSC

NIH funded research projects that use the Oregon State University Mass Spectrometry Facility (OSUMSC) and publish mass spectrometry results need to acknowledge the NIH instrument Grant (see below) in publications using NCBI My Bibliography and/or during uploading of the manuscript to the publisher and the OSUMSC.

Waters Xevo TQXS Mass Spectrometer - NIH # 1S10OD026922-01

Orbitrap Fusion Lumos -NIH # 1S10OD020111-01

Waters Ion Mobility ToF Mass Spectrometer – NIH #1S10RR025628-01

Applied Biosystems 4000Qtrap- NIH # 1S10RR022589-01

ABSciex Triple ToF 5600-NIH #1S10RR027878-01