Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics

The Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics to resume limited operations:

Dear CMSP users - The Sunrise plan for the CMSP to resume operations has been approved and the facility is now operating, following guidelines contained in the approved return to operation plan.  

As we move into this first phase of the Sunrise plan, we would bring to your attention several items:

1.  We have put in place strict guidelines on interactions between CMSP staff and clients, including sample drop-off procedures.  Clients will not be allowed within the CMSP laboratories for the foreseeable future.  We have posted these new protocols here:  Please refer to this document for procedures to follow for dropping off samples for preparation and/or analysis in CMSP.   

2. As part of these new operating protocols, all meetings between clients and CMSP staff will be held remotely.  Please refer to our posted protocols description ( for more information.

3.  In accordance with the University Sunrise plan, CMSP staff will be working reduced hours within the laboratory.  We will do our best to meet demand and efficiently provide services to clients, however we ask for everyone's patience as we navigate the new realities of operating under this first phase of the Sunrise plan.

If you have questions, please contact CMSP staff directly ( or by email to the Faculty Director Tim Griffin (

Thank you, we are excited to resume our work supporting research at the UMN.

-- The CMSP Staff


Who We Are:

The Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics facility (CMSP) provides support to the life sciences research community at the University of Minnesota. The CMSP - a subunit of the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics (BMBB) - is based on both campuses. CMSP provides expertise, equipment, training, and support for analyzing all types of biological molecules - with a focus on proteomic and metabolomic applications. With years of experience serving the entire biological science community of the University, the CMSP staff has a wide range of expertise in analytical methods used to characterize a broad range of molecule types. In addition to large-scale discovery studies, proteins, metabolites or other molecules of interest can be validated by targeted mass spectrometry methods.


  • Publications with CMSP authorship, acknowledgement or instrument usage.