The mission of the University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Laboratory is to bring state-of-the-art mass spectrometry expertise, methodology, and instrumentation to the research and clinical infrastructure of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Joseph Dalluge joined the University of Minnesota in 2009 to direct and expand an existing MS facility. The Mass Spectrometry Laboratory currently occupies about 2,000 square feet of laboratory space on the 1st floor of Kolthoff Hall as part of the Leclaire-Dow Chemical Instrumentation Facility that also includes the X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory and the NMR Laboratory. Support for the facility comes from service fees charged to investigators and direct institutional support from the University of Minnesota. In addition to the mass spectrometry core services provided, the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory has established close research collaborations with a number of departments within the University, including Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Medicine, and is part of the Center for Bioanalysis of Molecular Signaling.