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Metabolomics Core

Overview of Services

The UCSF Quantitative Metabolite Analysis Center (QMAC) is a full-service metabolomics facility housed at the Parnassus campus, equipped with state-of-the-art mass spectrometers for targeted and untargeted metabolomics. This small-molecule analysis platform will enable the development of frameworks for predicting disease, distinguishing disease phenotypes, deciphering biochemical mechanisms of health and disease, and the discovery of new drugs and drug targets.

Instrumentation includes two hybrid triple quadrupole – linear ion trap mass spectrometers, a SCIEX 6500 QTRAP and a SCIEX 7500 QTRAP, ideally suited for high throughput quantification and metabolite identification. Additionally, a hybrid triple-quadrupole time-of-flight platform, SCIEX TripleTOF 6600+ is available for high-resolution accurate mass and tandem mass spectrometry, optimized for qualitative exploration and high-resolution experimentation.

The laboratory space is equipped for sample preparation and chemical extractions with access to chemical storage facilities, chemical fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, cell culture hoods and incubators, with a renovated laboratory space anticipated for late 2022. Staff-operated services available include sample preparation, sample extractions, LCMS operation and method development, and data analysis. We also offer consultation and training opportunities in metabolomics workflow design and data analysis. 


Name Title Email
Darren Dumlao Assistant Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours/Days Open 
M-F 9am-5pm

Links and Resources

  1. Quantitative Metabolite Analysis Center 


Name Role Phone Email Location
Darren Dumlao
Assistant Director