UTSA Protein Biomarker Core

Overview of Services

The Proteomics and Protein Biomarkers Cores at UTSA are focused on capillary liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS) and -tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS), to identify, characterize, and quantify proteins. The Proteomics Core develops novel methods, while the Protein Biomarkers Core applies these methods to discover and validate novel protein biomarkers of disease.
Highly specific and sensitive protein biomarkers offer profound health care benefits for diagnosis and treatment, including understanding and reducing health disparities in minority populations. Moreover, protein biomarkers are promising therapeutic targets for new drugs.


Wendell Griffith, Ph.D. | Core Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location



One UTSA Circle

San Antonio, TX 78249


The Thermo-Fisher LTQ-Velos-Orbitrap-Elite w/CID, HCD & ETD is located at BSE 3.108A

The Thermo-Fisher LTQ w/CID & ETD is located at BSE 0.112

The Bruker UltrafleXtreme MALDI-TOF/TOF MS is located at BSE 0.112

The Bruker MicroTOF  is located at SRL 1.428

Core Acknowledgments

All publications based on results from the usage of Core instrumentation must acknowledge that their work was supported in part by the RCMI grant. These publications must be registered in PubMed Central with the following acknowledgement:

This project was supported by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (G12MD007591) from the National Institutes of Health.

New User Access

  • External Customers (Non-UTSA) – Please complete the UTSA External Agreement Form (Pertains to: UT System/In-Network, Higher-Ed/Non-Profit, & Commercial/Industry)

*Please submit all completed forms to: iLab@utsa.edu 

Links and Resources

  1. Protein Biomarkers Core
  2. Research Core Facilities
  3. UTSA Research Homepage



Name Role Phone Email Location
Wendell Griffith
Core Director
(210) 458-5180
BSE 1.104N