UTMB Biomedical Research Facility

In the Lab

UTMB NHLBI Proteomics Center

Serving as the home for one of seven newly awarded national Proteomics Centers funded by the NHLBI, the Biomolecular Resource Facility at UTMB brings the power of multiple analytical technologies to proteomics research. The UTMB NHLBI Center for Airway Inflammation consists of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and physician-scientists to study protein expression associated with signaling pathways important in airway inflammation. In addition, the Center is engaged in the development of innovative technologies for application to proteomics research. It is the result of an NHLBI initiative to establish centers to enhance and develop innovative proteomics technologies and apply them to biological questions relevant to heart, lung, blood, and sleep health and disease.

Powerful suite of mass spectrometers

The BRF has four mass spectrometers that significantly enhance our proteomics capabilities. Along with the AB Sciex 5800 and the new 5800 Proteomics Systems (MALDI TOF-TOF), the 6500 Q-Trap linear ion-trap with nano LC, and the ThermoFisher OrbiTrap Fusion with nanoLC, we now have a suite of high powered, state-of-the-art mass spectrometers to address virtually any proteomics challenge.

In the News

GenoLogics, developer of the proteomics laboratory information management system ProteusLIMS, reports the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) as its most recent customer.

Recent Publications