Proteomics & Metabolomics

Expertise in Mass Spectrometry-based Technologies

The Proteomics & Metabolomics shared resource at Fred Hutch provides support for mass spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics research. With advanced instrumentation and a highly trained staff, the core offers consultation and services in sample preparation, sample separation, data collection and data analysis. Our clients include scientists within the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium and at research institutions around the country.

We offer both qualitative and quantitative proteomics analyses

Comprehensive Proteomics

We offer both qualitative and quantitative proteomics analyses, plus services in sample preparation, data analysis, training and more. Our state-of-the-art mass spectrometry instruments are liquid chromatography electrospray ionization systems utilized for bottom-up proteomics applications.


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We conduct both untargeted and targeted mass spectrometry assays for metabolite quantification

Metabolomic Profiling

Using our dedicated systems in liquid chromatography electrospray ionization, or LC-ESI, we conduct both untargeted and targeted mass spectrometry assays for metabolite quantification. We also offer sample preparation and data analysis.

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Our Team at Work

With over 80 years of combined experience in mass spectrometry, our highly trained staff supports the scientific enterprise of research teams in Seattle and beyond.


Proteins Identified & Quantified
Our Multiplexed proteomics experiments can generate deep proteomic results.


Metabolites Detected
We offer three untargeted assays that can each detect from 20 to more than 230 known metabolites.


All of our LC-ESI mass spectrometers are automated for continuous use.


PPM Mass Accuracy
Our mass spectrometers measure analyte mass with high accuracy.

How to Reach Us

Dr. Phil Gafken

Dr. Phil Gafken

Director, Proteomics & Metabolomics shared resource

Mailing Address:
1100 Fairview Ave., Mailstop DE-352, Seattle, WA 98109

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Phone: 206.667.1051
Work Location: DE-352