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Plant Metabolomics Laboratory

Welcome to the Plant Metabolomics Laboratory (PML)

PML houses a state-of-the-art ultra-performance liquid chromatography (Agilent 1290 Infinity II UPLC) coupled to a quadrupole time-of-flight (Agilent 6546 QTOF) tandem mass spectrometer. Funded by an USDA-NIFA equipment grant, the LC-MS/MS supports metabolic approaches and their integration into crop and tree genetics and genomics research at the University of Georgia (UGA) and beyond.  

Since May 2022, PML has performed 35+ metabolite profiling projects for UGA graduate students, research scientists, and faculty that span multiple colleges and departments, including the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (Center for Applied Genetic Technologies, Department of Entomology, Department of Food Science and Technology, Department of Plant Pathology), and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (Department of Genetics and Department of Plant Biology), for researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. These projects ranged from non-targeted profiling of phenolics and flavonoids in Arabidopsis, poplar, soybean, and sugarberry leaves, to lettuce leaf exudate profiling, to quantification of acidic hormones in Arabidopsis, cotton, and poplars. 

Please contact us to discuss your project needs.

Contact:, Davison Life Sciences C310
PML staff: Dr. Hasti Mozaffari
PML advisory committee: CJ Tsai (chair), Scott Harding, Melissa Mitchum, Caterina Villari


Funding for the Agilent UPLC-QTOF was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Equipment Grant Program award no. 2021-70410-35297, with matching support from the Office of Research, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, the Department of Genetics and the Department of Plant Biology.

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