The Proteomics Core Facility of the University of Southern California is located in Hoffman Medical building (HMR 511/513) at Keck School of Medicine. The Core provides high-sensitivity and high-resolution mass spectrometry for protein and peptide analysis as its primary technology. The Core is a university-wide resource and is supported by funds from the Office of Provost, Keck School of Medicine and Center for Liver and Digestive Diseases. This state of the art facility was established and is headed by Dr. Ebrahim Zandi, Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and the Faculty Director of the Proteomics Core. The core is managed by senior technical expert Dr. Eslam Nouri. Services include protein identification and protein quantitation from a wide variety of sample types from simple mixtures (gel spots and bands) to complex mixtures (protein complexes, cell lysates, and plasma).
Ebrahim Zandi PhD
Faculty director of Proteomics Core Facility
Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
The USC Proteomics Core uses mass spectrometry as the key technology for the qualitative and quantitative characterization of proteins. Our principal approach for the analysis of proteins is ‘shot-gun’ proteomics, where all proteins are proteolytically digested, producing signature peptides of the original proteins.
We educate and provide support for our collaborators to design and tailor proteomics experiments to obtain high quality data for publications and grant proposals. The Core also continually innovates on existing technologies.