Title: Mick Hitchcock Nevada Proteomics Center
David Quilici Ph.D.
Kathy Schegg Ph.D.
Rebekah Woolsey B.Sc.
Institution: University of Nevada
Key words: Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry,
Objective: Core Facility
The Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D. Nevada Proteomics Center offers high quality mass spectral and electrophoretic proteomic analysis using state-of-the-art technologies for research faculty and students at the University, the School of Medicine and the off-campus scientific community at large.The Center is located at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and is staffed by three experienced protein scientists.Â It contains equipment and experience to run: protein discovery experiments, in which thousands of proteins can be discovered in a single sample; targeted proteomics experiments, ideally suited to quantifying one or a few proteins in complex samples such as serum or urine; differential expression, which attempt to quantify all proteins in control versus experimental samples; and posttranslational modification identifications.Â Thanks to the generosity of Mick Hitchcock, the Center has recently acquired many new pieces of equipment including a Thermo Scientific Fusion Tribrid mass spectrometer.Â This mass spec delivers an unprecedented depth of analysis and can enable our researchers to address the most challenging questions in systems biology by identifying more proteins more quickly and quantifying more accurately.Â The staff at the NPC works closely with investigators to design and implement effective proteomics experiments.