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Tuesday May 19, 2020 update:

SUMS is currently able to support essential approved research projects; please contact us at to discuss and make arrangements.

For other projects, please continue getting in touch with SUMS via the email.  Ideally project discussions and planning will be completed ahead of time, so that we all can hit the ground running when restrictions are eased.

As you will be experiencing in your own labs, operations will be quite different under physical distancing.  Initially, the only in-person interactions will be for transferring samples to SUMS; SOPs will be provided.  When the open access lab reopens, it will be operated under a drop-off model for at least the initial stages of the campus research restart.  There will be no fee changes nor additional charges for this service. 

Monday March 16, 2020
Dear SUMS User,
In line with guidance from the University and consistent with the shelter in place order here in the Bay Area, Stanford University Mass Spectrometry will be entering a period of research shutdown effective March 17th. As a result, we will not be able to receive samples and the open access lab will be closed for the remainder of this period, currently estimated to continue through April 7th. As the COVID-19 situation is fluid, we would direct you to our website – – to find up-to-date information as our research operations come back online.
If you have recently delivered samples, or if you are waiting on research data, we are either 1) completing tasks remotely to deliver the data to you per our usual process, or 2) pausing the experiment in a safe way if samples have not yet been analyzed on our mass spectrometry instruments. If you would like more details regarding ongoing sample status, please contact us at with the iLab number in question, and we will provide further details specific to your project.
SUMS staff will still be available for research consultation, project planning, and other customized support via Zoom. If you’d like to speak with our team, please email your inquiries to and we will set up a time to meet. Also note that we will be continuing our seminar series via Zoom in the interim – our next event is this Thursday – so please see for details on upcoming events.
Thank you for your patience as we all navigate this complex new territory together. SUMS looks forward to supporting your research fully as soon as we are all able to return to full capacity.
Best Regards,
Allis Chien
SUMS Director
Ryan Leib
SUMS Director of Proteomics