The mission of the Montana State Mass Spectrometry Facility is to seed methods, technology, and applications to research labs at Montana State University and affiliated programs.


A non-inclusive list of our services. Please contact the facility manager for more information!

  • LC-MS Metabolomics
  • LC-MS Lipidomics
  • ICP-MS: total metals, single elements
  • Compound specific assays using MS and NMR
  • Accurate mass using ESI-MS and LC-MS/MS
  • GC-MS analysis for volatile compounds
  • Intact protein molecular weight
  • Data analysis support

If your research needs mass spectrometry support in any way, feel free to contact us. 

Analyses that are not supported at this time: Unknown contaminants in bulk materials/excipients, reverse engineering of mixtures, proteomics.

Recommended guidelines for authorship on manuscripts

How should we acknowledge or include core facility personnel as authors? (the publication of results and data interpretation provided by the core facility)  

Please follow this link to Association of Biomolecular Resources Facilities (ABRF) site on recommended guidelines for including core facility personnel as co-authors in publications.

"Publication record is essential to ensure a high-quality core facility and for the professional development of its staff, we ask our users to carefully consider the input of core members to scientific publications"

Citation Requirement

Core Facility Users: Please make sure to cite us in your publications in the below format

Funding for the Montana State Mass Spectrometry Facility used in this publication was made possible in part by the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Numbers P20GM103474 and S10OD28650, and the MSU Office of Research and Economic Development . The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”

Montana State Mass Spectrometry Facility
Lab 28, Chemistry & Biochemistry Building (CBB)
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173400
Bozeman, MT 59717

Don Smith, Room 9 CBB
Tel: (406)994-7297
[email protected]

Research Engineer:
Jesse Thomas, Room 9 CBB
Tel: (406)994-7259
[email protected]