Translational Metabolomics Shared Resource

Overview of Services

The Translational Metabolomics (Redox & Bioenergetics, Imaging, Mass Spectrometry) Shared Resource (TraMSR) provides expertise and state-of-the-art instrumentation for cancer center members to explore cancer metabolism by enabling users to run mass spectrometry analyses of tumor metabolome, bioenergetic and redox function analyses, and pre-clinical imaging.


Mass Spec

  • Sample Preparation
  • Metabolomics
  • Lipidomics
  • Glycomics
  • Glycoproteomics
  • Mass Spec Imaging
  • Data analysis

Redox and Bioenergetics

  • ROS measurements and probes
  • GSH/GSSG measurements
  • Redox immunoblotting
  • Metabolic pathway profiling
  • Mitochondrial oxygen consumption
  • Glycolytic function
  • Mitochondrial membrane potential
  • Metabolic reprogramming

Small Animal Imaging

  • Bioluminescence and florescence imaging in pre-clinical rodent models
  • CT imaging
  • NIR and Short-Wave Infrared Imaging (SWIR)


Peter S. LaViolette, PhD, MS
Robert C. Olson Professor of Radiology
Director, Translational Metabolomics Shared Resource
Medical College of Wisconsin

Mass Spectometry

Kazuhiro Aoki
Associate Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy

Redox & Bioenergetics

Jacek Zielonka, PhD
Assistant Professor; Director, Redox & Bioenergetics Shared Resource

Pre-Clinical Imaging

Amit Joshi, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Location and hours of operation

Translational and Biomedical Research Center (TBRC)
M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


For support, please submit a TraMSR iLab request.



Name Role Phone Email Location
Peter LaViolette
Core Administrator