Prof. Lumata with the SPINLAB during a visit at UTSW.
The Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC), headed by Drs. Craig Malloy and Dean Sherry, in the neighboring UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) has recently acquired SPINLAB, the clinical DNP hyperpolarizer machine produced by GE Healthcare. The polarizer operates at 5 T and 780 mK with a closed cryogenic system, and has the capability to produce sterile hyperpolarized liquids for use in human studies. This is an exciting milestone for our collaborating UT medical institution in the metroplex.
Aya Cloyd, a first year B.S. Biomedical Engineering student at UT Dallas, joins the Lumata research group. She in interested in the application of hyperpolarized magnetic resonance in cancer diagnostics. Welcome to the group, Aya!
Canice Dancel, a 1st year BS Biology student and member of the Lumata group, got accepted into the prestigious UT Dallas Collegium V Honors Program. Canice joins the select number of UTD undergraduates taking the honors classes. Congrats Canice!
Lumata group Ph.D. student Peter Niedbalski and postdoctoral researcher Dr. Andhika Kiswandhi visited the National High Magnetic field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. The group has active collaboration with Dr. Likai Song of the Electron Magnetic Resonance (EMR) program at NHMFL. The photo on the left is the W-band (3.35 T) ESR spectrometer used for studying the electronic behavior of free radicals used in dynamic nuclear polarization.