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Establishment of a World-Class Metabolomics Service

Overview

Metabolomics Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA)

Despite the critically important information that metabolomics analysis provides and despite the world renowned strengths in mass spectrometry that Vanderbilt possesses, the university does not provide a dedicated metabolomics service. This TIP is establishing a state-of-the-art metabolomics service in the Mass Spectrometry Core of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center (MSRC). Investigators are developing an LC-MS/MS-based metabolomics service that will leverage the combined expertise of the organizers and the MS Core staff to provide this much-needed new service for Vanderbilt investigators. The new service will establish a widely used, strong foundation for future expansion into other pathways and additional metabolomics methods, including metabolic flux. The metabolomics core facility will be key enabler for new discoveries to advance heath care and medicine.

Faculty Participants

Principal Investigator in bold

School of Medicine (Basic Sciences)

School of Medicine (Clinical)

  • Jeff RathmellCornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Immunobiology in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

School of Engineering

  • Jamey Young, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering