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Mass Spectrometry Core



Research Resources Center (RRC) cores are back on campus to provide services and access to shared equipment (when possible), there are new guidelines issued by each core due to COVID19. Please reference each core’s new user guidelines before requesting services, projects, or scheduling equipment. All questions or inquiries must be sent by email to respective core.


Overview of Services

Beyond making available state-of-the-art, user-friendly facilities and services, the MSC at UIC enables education, methods development, and new application development, designed to meet the fast-pace needs of researchers.

Equiped with one GC MS, one ICP MS and seven LC-MS systems: four triple quads, two hybrid time of flight and one hybrid LTQ-Orbitrap.

Data acquisition/analysis conducted with Xcalibur, ChemStation, Masshunter, Analyst, Mascot, Sequest Sorcerer, Mass Matrix, Scaffold, Maxquant, ProteomeDiscoverer and ProteinPilot.

Routine mass spec services include:

Trace metal analysis, molecular weight determination, MS/MS, LC-MS, high resolution MS, protein identification, PTMs analysis, database search, MRM based quantitation, lilpidomics, metabolomics, proteomics and more.


Hui Chen, PhD | Director

Location and hours of operation

835 S. Wolcott Avenue E12

Chicago, IL 

    845 W. Taylor Street SES 109A 

Chicago, IL

Staffed: Monday - Friday

      6 am - 5 pm

24/7 with card access

   On schedule ONLY: Monday - Friday


   24/7 with card access

Sample submission/dropoff

Please submit your service request FIRST.

Then bring the samples with the form printout in freezer boxes or transparent bags to MSC staff at E12 lab (835 S. Wolcott Ave.). 

If no staff is available, please place the form/samples in the dropbox in the refrigrator with DROPBOX label at the back of E12 lab.  

Or you can ship the samples to our main lab above addressed at 835 S. Wolcott Ave. 

Samples will be queued in order of the date of receipt. 

Links and Resources

  1. Mass Spectrometry Core Informational Site
  2. MSC Staff and Contact
  3. MSC Policy
  4. Getting Started Help Site


Name Role Phone Email Location
Hui Chen

Latreesha Washington