SBFC-Biomarker Mass Spectrometry Facility

Mass spectrometry (MS) is an analytical technique that provides information about the elemental composition and the chemical structures of molecules with the purpose to identify, characterize and quantify analytes of biological interest.

The Biomarker Mass Spectrometry Facility is a core facility of the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS). We are located on the first floor of the Rosenau Hall (room 153) of the Gillings School of Public Health. Services are offered to all UNC faculty, staff and students as well as other academic or non-academic institutions. We provide analyses of peptides, nucleic acids, and metabolites known as potential biomarkers for a wide range of diseases. We offer qualitative and quantitative determination of metals for environmental analyses and health concerns.

The mass spectrometry facility includes the following instruments:

  • Thermo Finnigan LCQ DECA, Ion Trap LC-MS
  • Thermo Finnigan TSQ Quantum, Triple Quadrupole LC-MS
  • Thermo Finnigan TSQ Quantum Ultra, Triple Quadrupole nanoUPLC-MS
  • Thermo Finnigan TSQ Quantum Ultra, Triple Quadrupole UPLC-MS
  • Agilent Technologies 6520 Accurate-Mass Q-TOF LC-MS
  • Agilent Technologies 7500cx ICP-MS

Facility staff

Director: Wanda Bodnar, PhD
Lab manager: Leonard Collins, BS, MBA 
Research technician: Laura Daye, MS

For information regarding sample analysis and related fees, please contact us by email or by phone at the following numbers:

Office (919) 966-2664
Lab (919) 966-3863
Fax (919) 966-7911

Service request system
Funded by NIEHS Grant # P30 ES010126