The proposal “Waters Synapt XS Mass Spectrometer for Louisiana State University” 1S10OD030429-01A1 with PI Kermit Murray has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for $599,999.
This proposal requests funding for a Waters Synapt XS mass spectrometer that will support biomedical research at Louisiana State University. The instrument will be placed in the LSU Department of Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Facility which is currently the only user facility on the LSU campus where mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and other analysis to support NIH investigators. The acquisition of the proposed instrument will allow researchers at LSU to conduct metabolomics experiments for which they are currently dependent on outside facilities. This will allow NIH-funded PIs to conduct a larger portion of their experiments directly at LSU, which allows for overall more efficient research. Acquisition of a metabolomics-oriented mass spectrometer will complement the current portfolio of mass spectrometry instrumentation and provide a comprehensive platform for basic and translational research that is at the center of the biomedical research mission of the university. Acquisition of the Waters Synapt XS mass spectrometer will provide a resource that is currently available to LSU biomedical researchers and enable them to expand the scope and efficiency of their work.
Acquisition of the Waters Synapt XS mass spectrometer will support the research of a diverse group of biomedical researchers Louisiana State University in the College of Science, Agricultural Center, and the School of Veterinary Medicine and adds to the NIH support for the State of Louisiana. The instrument will support research aimed biomedical research across the Baton Rouge LSU campus and will allow researchers from multiple units to conduct metabolomics experiments for which they currently dependent on outside facilities.