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Partnership announced between Commonwealth Campuses and shared facilities

The Office of the Vice President for Research at Penn State has announced the launch of a new program to support increased usage of shared core facilities and services by faculty at the Commonwealth Campuses.

Gut microbes may partner with a protein to help regulate vitamin D

Microbes in the gut may use a protein in a process that helps the body regulate vitamin D production.

Announcing major equipment acquisitions at the Huck Institutes

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Provost, are pleased to announce several major equipment acquisitions that will further strengthen the research capabilities of their Core Facilities at University Park.

Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility is putting tobacco settlement funds to innovative good use

For researchers at Penn State interested in biological mass spectrometry (MS) analysis, the Facility's newest mass spectrometer " the Thermo LTQ Orbitrap Velos " has become the instrument of choice.

NIH-funded co-PIs are needed for a shared instrumentation grant

The Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Facility is trying to acquire a MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometer, and they need your help!

New mass spectrometry equipment empowers proteomics research at Penn State

A new high resolution mass spectrometer will provide high-end proteomics capabilities to researchers at all Penn State campuses.

Ancient gene family linked to the future of epileptic seizures

A potassium-channel gene belonging to an ancient gene family more than 542 million years old is opening new avenues in epilepsy research, and may one day allow researchers to develop more effective drugs with fewer side effects for the treatment of epileptic seizures.

Personnel change

Lian Chao Li has left the facility.

New director

Joined us in September 2007.

Proteomics and mass spectrometry facility moves buildings

The Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility at University Park has moved to 3 Althouse.