Biological Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics Facility Home

This is the home of the Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility space. 

The Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility provides services, self-service equipment, and collaborative research for the detection, characterization, and quantification of proteins and other biomolecules. We provide untargeted metabolomics detection and self-service MALDI instrumentation for chemicals and polymers as well as biomolecules. The facility labs are located in MBB 1.420 (College of Natural Sciences). We are part of the Center for Biomedical Research Support (CBRS) supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors.

We are accepting online sample submissions using the same site as the DNA and Microscopy Facilities.  If you do not have an account yet, please email us at and we will send you an invitation to create one. Finally, we prefer that you consult with us prior to sample submission so we can advise you on sample preparation and the best analysis for your needs.

Contact us by email to or phone 512-471-2895

We are located at MBB 1.420 with open hours from 9 am to 4 pm, please drop off your samples in the lab during business hours if you do not have key access.

Our shipping address is:

Maria Person
UT Austin Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility
2500 Speedway MBB 1.420
Austin, TX 78712

Please acknowledge use of core services and equipment using our RRID number RRID:SCR_021728 and send us citations. These citations will affect funding for the facility. Here is an example: "Protein identification was provided by the UT Austin Center for Biomedical Research Support Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility (RRID:SCR_021728)."


Week of June 3-7 is the American Society for Mass Spectrometry annual meeting. Aarti and Andy will be attending, so the services available will be limited and turnaround times increased. I am not planning to do digests next week.