Armin Khamoshi's work on electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy of DNP free radicals DPPH and BDPA was selected to be featured in The Exley, the official undergraduate research magazine of UT Dallas. This work was done in collaboration with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, FL. Great work, Armin!
Peter Niedbalski is a recipient of the UT Dallas Phi Kappa Phi travel grant award. A monetary award of $500 was given to help cover the cost of his visit to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, FL. Peter will be doing ESR measurements of the polarizing agents used in DNP at high magnetic fields. Awesome work, Peter!
PhD in physics student Qing Wang joined the Lumata research group. Qing got his BS Physics from Northwest University in China and his MS Physics from University of Massachusetts in Lowell. He will be working on the DNP of low-gamma nuclei. Welcome aboard Qing!
Grad student Christopher Parish successfully defended his PhD research proposal today on the use of hyperpolarized 13C substrates as metabolic MRI biomarkers for cancer. His research is supported by the Robert A. Welch foundation. Congrats Chris!
ZS Pharma, a pharmaceutical company based in the neighboring Coppell, TX, has donated a 400 MHz JEOL Eclipse NMR system to the Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance lab at UT Dallas. This will be a great addition to the plethora of magnetic resonance and research equipment in the Lumata lab. Thanks to the initiative and generous offer by ZS Pharma VP Barry Poretskin. This analytical instrument will be put into good use for research at UTD.