The primary goal of the Metabolomics Center is to identify and quantify small molecules (metabolites) from various resources including but not limited to plants, animals, and human (BSL1) being. Multiple complementary analytical methods based on mass spectrometry, primarily GC/MS and LC/MS which are funded through the generosity of the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust (http://www.carvertrust.org/) and National Center for Research Resources (www.ncrr.nih.gov), are utilized.
Dr. Lucas Li's last day as director of the Metabolomics Center was January 21, 2022. Peter Yau, Ph.D now serves as interim director.