Previously: IMSS

Our mission is dedicated to:

  • 1) promoting the development and application of mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) in all applicable venues including academia, government, and industry,
  • 2) enhancing the MSI community by disseminating best practices and acceptance criteria around the MSI methodology,
  • 3) providing continual MSI educational opportunities, and
  • 4) collaborating with other societies that have similar or related goals.

With the creation of the International Mass Spectrometry Imaging Society (IMSIS) in December 2023, IMSS became a full member of  IMSIS as Region Americas.

The Imaging Mass Spectrometry Society (IMSS or IMS²) is a non-profit organization (501c) found in 2017.

How do I access my Membership information? 

Your membership information from IMSS is safe and secured. Once the new society website can host membership, current members will be e-mailed regarding moving their membership to this new website. Thank you for your patience! 


Mass Spectrometry Images from the Community

Human Lung by Brittney Gorman, Ph.D. from PNNL

Human Kidney by Madeline E. Colley Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University

Region Americas – Executive Committee

The executive committee oversees the activities of the Region Americas, and help in promoting workshop, initiative, educational event and with the organization of the International IMSIS conference when held in North America. 

Dr. Peggi Angel


Dr. Chris Anderton


Dr. Richard R. Drake