NIH Grant Expands Core Facilities & Lab Instrumentation

September 2020

Calvin Vary, PhD, MHIR Faculty Scientist, received an NIH Shared Instrumentation grant award for over $540,000 for instrumentation that will greatly expand analytical methods for protein, lipid, and other molecular analyses. This new equipment, a mass spectrometer, will improve and upgrade MHIR’s Proteomics and Lipidomics core facility’s current technologies.  The new instrumentation will enable novel approaches that expand protein identification and quantification capabilities. In addition, the new platform will enhance this facility’s support for other broad molecular profiling of cells and tissues, as well as improve statistical rigor for data interpretation.

“This is a major expansion of our core facility at MHIR”, Dr. Vary said.   “It will significantly advance our existing proteomics capabilities to help us better understand the regulation of the complex molecular pathways that contribute to disease processes. This NIH infrastructure award will ultimately advance our understanding of many diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and metabolic disorders. “

The research described is supported by the Office Of The Director, National Institutes Of Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number S10OD028508. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.