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The mission of Northwestern Proteomics is to develop new proteomics technologies, to apply them to timely questions in basic, translational and clinical research and to educate researchers throughout the Chicagoland area and communicate our research findings to the scientific community at large.

At Northwestern Proteomics, we're committed to providing the best proteomics research on a budget. We're scientists first, so we will work with you to review each project as it comes in and offer consultation to ensure that everyone's expectations are managed. That way, the experiment that we perform has the best chance for success. Proteomics is not a simple technique; so we're both a University Research Center and service-oriented core, handling multiple projects large and small.

Within the Northwestern Proteomics core facility, we offer multiple types of experiments from simple protein identification to protein quantitation (both relative and absolute). We also perform both traditional bottom-up proteomics, where proteins are digested with an enzyme prior to analysis and intact, top-down proteomics analyses. The ability to perform top-down proteomics within our core facility distinguishes from many other proteomics cores across the world.

How do you start work with us?

If it's your first time performing proteomics, we should sit down and chat about your system and the questions that you want to answer. The diversity of method for proteomics can be overwhelming, and we're happy to help narrow down the best experiment for you. The first step is to go to our Northwestern Proteomics website and submit a collaboration request. Someone will be in touch to schedule an in-person or telephone conference.

If you've worked with us before and already know what you want, head over to our Northwestern Proteomics website and fill out a sample submission form and upload that through NUcore. Once that's completed, drop off your sample at either of our drop-off locations Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Service Offered

  • Protein identification
  • Protein quantitation
  • Histone PTM Assay
  • Phosphoproteomics
  • PTMScan Analysis



Renu Goel, PhD


Olson 8321
710 N. Fairbanks Ct
Chicago, IL 60611

Silverman B550b
2170 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Drop Off Location:

Chicago: Olson 8305

Evanston: Silverman B550


All manuscripts and grants presenting work supported by this core should include the following acknowledgement:

"Proteomics services were performed by the Northwestern Proteomics Core Facility, generously supported by NCI CCSG P30 CA060553 awarded to the Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, instrumentation award (S10OD025194) from NIH Office of Director, and the National Resource for Translational and Developmental Proteomics supported by P41 GM108569."