Services provided by the OSU Mass Spectrometry Center are detailed below. Please contact the indicated staff members for information on sample preparation and analysis requests. After reviewing the fee schedule below, please print and complete the sample request form to accompany each sample submitted for analysis.

For larger projects, please contact Dr. Claudia Maier or Dr. Fred Stevens prior to sample submission.


IMPORTANT Notice regarding publications and OSUMSC

NIH funded research projects that use the Oregon State University Mass Spectrometry Facility (OSUMSC) and publish mass spectrometry results need to acknowledge the NIH instrument Grant (see below) and the OSUMSC.

Waters Xevo TQXS Mass Spectrometer - NIH # 1S10OD026922-01

Orbitrap Fusion Lumos -NIH # 1S10OD020111-01

Waters Ion Mobility ToF Mass Spectrometer – NIH #1S10RR025628-01

Applied Biosystems 4000Qtrap- NIH # 1S10RR022589-01

ABSciex Triple ToF 5600-NIH #1S10RR027878-01



Please email prior to sample submission.  Please use analytical form (Internal ¦ External). You may also request lab time on our OSU Mass Spectometry User Request form.

We provide mass spectrometry services for the analysis of diverse small and large biomolecules.

  • Analysis of small biomolecules (natural products, metabolites, lipids, carbohydrates)
  • Quantitative analysis of small molecules in complex mixtures
    • pharmacokinetic analyses
    • metabolomics applications
  • Targeted Small Molecules Assays
    • Short chain fatty acid
    • Fatty acid analysis
    • Oxylipins, eicosanoids, bioactive lipids
    • Bile acid analysis
    • Plant hormones
    • Phytosterols
  • Mass spectrometric analysis of proteins and peptides (proteomics applications)
    • Analysis of peptides originating from in-gel digestions of protein bands or spots of 1D or 2D gels
    • Analysis of complex peptide mixtures by UPLC-MS/MS and UPLC-MSE (shotgun proteomics, DDA, DIA)
    • Label-free quantification
    • Top-down characterization of proteins
    • Parallel Reaction Monitoring (PRM) mass spectrometry for targeted quantification
    • Characterization of posttranslational modifications (CID, ETD, HCD,EThcD, ETciD)
    • Molecular weight determinations of recombinant and isolated proteins
  • Mass spectrometric characterization of other biopolymers and synthetic polymers
  • Mass spectrometric characterization of organic syntheses products
    • Accurate and high resolution mass determinations
    • Elemental composition


Shipping address:


OSU Mass Spectrometry Center
c/o <Name of Intended Recipient>
0085 Agricultural and Life Sciences
2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Phones: 541-737-1771 (Morré) 541-737-1772 (Yang)



Mass Spectrometry: Instrument Time - $38.00/hour
Mass Spectrometry: Technician Time - $108.00/hour
Mass Spectrometry: Instrument plus Technician Time - $146.00/hour
Mass Spectrometry: Method Development (Instrument Time Only) - $19.00/hour
MAss Spectrometry: Method Development (Instrument Plus Technician Time) - $54.00
Mass Spectrometry: Consultation with Co-Director - $132.00/hour 

PLEASE NOTE:  Charges will be determined by the complexity and the techniques required to run the samples.

Statutory Authority:  ORS 351  Please direct questions regarding fee structures to  Jennifer Lynn Creighton, (Research Office, 541-737-0674).