Contact persons

Loyda Meléndez, PI, Professor

Juliana Perez Laspiur, Research Associate

• Yolanda Rodríguez-Pérez, Research Assistant

The Translational Proteomics Center provides training, resources, and tools for new and established investigators seeking to use innovative approaches of proteomics to their research, as well as to undergraduate and graduate students in the biomedical field. The Center fosters collaborations and partnerships among researchers aiming to reduce health disparities, including infectious diseases, cancer, and neurological/neurodegenerative diseases.

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  • 1D and 2D SDS PAGE gel analysis (Analysis service) Itraq, ICAT, SILAC, enzymatic digestion of samples (in gel, in solution or in beads), C18 zip-tip sample clean up and MS/MS analysis.
  • Consulting (Support service) Consulting about proteomics, platforms, experimental design, support letters, methods preparation for proposals, budgets, results analysis and reports preparation.
  • Data analysis (Data analysis service) Includes: statistics, database search and pathways elucidation using Proteom Discoverer, Mascot, Scaf fold and Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA).
  • Instrument usage coordination (Service)
  • Mass determination of proteins, peptides, oligonucleotides, glycolipids, carbohydrates and small molecule analysis (Material analysis service) Service fees apply. Contact lab for details.
  • Protein fingerprinting service (Material analysis service)
  • Protein identification and differential expression quantification (Material analysis service) Service fees apply. Contact lab for details.
  • Protein pre-fractionation (Material modification service)
  • Protein screening and profiling (Analysis service)
  • Protocol optimization and sample preparation (Service)
  • Training (Training service) Seminars, workshops, journal club, courses and trainings


  • 2D-DIGE (Gel electrophoresis system)
    Includes: Ettan IPG Phor 3 & manifold
    Ettan Dalt TwelveSeparation Unit
    Ettan DIGE Imager
    Ettan Spot Picker & Base
  • NuAire CO2 water jacketed incubator (CO2 incubator)
    Bio Med #1 Lab 302
  • Savant speed vac plus (Vacuum centrifuge concentrator)
  • Speed vac (Vacuum centrifuge concentrator)
    Bio Med #1 Lab 302
  • Thermo Scientific LTQ XL Mass spectrometer (Mass spectrometer)