Welcome to the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) at Vanderbilt University!
The CIT is a collaborative analytical facility specializing in a range of cutting edge mass spectrometry (MS) and confocal microscopy techniques. The Center focuses on metabolomics-based analysis and provides the infrastructure and expertise to measure both untargeted and targeted small molecules derived from biospecimens (cells, tissues, fluids, etc.). In addition, we place an emphasis on the use and development of novel separation technologies coupled to MS including hydrophobic/hydrophilic liquid chromatography (RPLC and HILIC), supercritical fluid chromatography, and ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS), all of which are supported by current state-of-the-art informatics and data analysis software. The combination of these capabilities form the basis for the analyses of diverse sample matrices such as cell cultures, blood, plasma, and urine, as well as direct effluent analysis of advanced systems such as organ-on-chip microfluidic or 3-dimensional devices.
Our shared resource core facility is part of the VU C.O.R.E.S. system.