Metabolomics Research Core (MRC) was established by NCRR/INBRE funding in the fall of 2011. Dr. Nataliya Chorna serves as the core facility director. The MRC offers scientific and technical support via metabolomics service, scientific seminars and training workshops for students and researchers in Puerto Rico with the aim to disseminate knowledge of metabolomics technology through the biomedical research community on the island and beyond.

The MRC is equipped with a GCMS-QP2010 Plus quadrupole and GCMS/MS-TQ8050 triple quadrupole (Shimadzu Inc) supplied with NlST/EPN NlH 2008 and Willey GCMS Mass Spectral Libraries. The facility has the resources and small appliances for metabolite extraction, evaporation and derivatization.

Project Contact: Dr. Nataliya Chorna (