Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall
Taplin Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility sign
Thermo Scientific equipment
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We have approval (as of June 11, 2020) to start phase2 of re-opening and can start accepting samples again.  For in-person sample drop off in room C-523 we advise you to submit an electronic copy of the submission form rather than bringing a physical copy with you.  The samples should be sealed in a plastic bag or container with your contact information clearly written on it.   The samples can be put in the brown refrigerator which is located to the left as you enter room C-523.  The area will be cleaned and sanitized regularly, but there is a box of Kimwipes there if you want to use one to open and close the door.   The electronic copy of the submission form can be sent to ross_tomainoathms.harvard.edu (ross_tomaino[at]hms[dot]harvard[dot]edu) .
For users that ship samples you can continue to send them as you have in the past.  Please try to minimize the amount of packaging as much as possible.  In most cases there is no need for dry ice, ice packs or sending samples in Styrofoam boxes.   We recommend that you send an electronic copy of the submission form to ross_tomainoathms.harvard.edu (ross_tomaino[at]hms[dot]harvard[dot]edu) once you ship the samples.   We can then confirm the receipt of the samples when they arrive.   Thank you

The Taplin Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility opened in February 2001 as a core facility for the analysis of proteins and peptides by mass spectrometry. The facility is focused on serving the needs of investigators at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and all the Harvard affiliated Institutions. These include the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, among others. Our priority is to serve the HMS and its affiliated hospitals but we are capable of serving outside universities and institutions.

We are currently accepting coomassie, silver and sypro ruby stained gel bands and spots for sequencing and coomassie bands and spots for protein modification analyses exclusively by microcapillary LC/MS/MS techniques. Please see Guidelines for Sample Submission for more information and instructions on preparation of SDS-PAGE gel bands/spots. The facility utilizes Orbitrap mass spectrometers from Thermo Scientific for high throughput analyses of gel bands/spots.