UST Chemistry and ACTC Collaborators Receive NSF-MRI Grant
The National Science Foundation, through it's Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program, funded a proposal lead by Tony Borgerding, with co-PIs Tom Ippoliti and Kris Wammer from UST Chemistry, Ron Brisbois from the Chemistry Department at Macalester College, and Dave Hanson from the Chemistry Department at Augsburg College. Nearly $200K in funds were received, and used to purchase a Varian 320 triple quadrupole LC-MS/MS system. The instrument combines the power of liquid chromatographic separation with the sensitive, selective, and precise detection of tandem mass spectrometry. The instrument is equipped with both electrospray ionization (ESI) and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) sources, allowing analysis of a wide variety of compounds ranging from large biomolecules to relatively nonpolar small molecules.
The instrument is available for research use to the PIs and their students, as well as to many other potential users listed on the proposals from a variety of departments at UST, Macalester, Augsburg, and Hamline University. Interested faculty or students should contact Tony Borgerding
to arrange instrument time.
The Varian 320 Triple Quadrupole LC-MS/MS