The mission of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center (MSRC) is to bring state-of-the-art mass spectrometry expertise, methodology, and instrumentation to the research and clinical infrastructure of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The MSRC is located on the 9th floor in Medical Research Building III. The Mass Spectrometry Core Lab currently occupies about 3,800 square feet of laboratory space on the 9th floor of the MRB III that is contiguous with that occupied by the Proteomics Core (3,600 sq ft). Support for the facility comes from service cores affiliated with seven NIH-funded Program Projects and Research Centers, service fees charged to unaffiliated investigators and direct institutional support from Vanderbilt University. The Research and Development laboratories of Dr. Caprioli comprise 5,500 sq ft. within the MSRC including the Tissue Imaging/Analysis Core.