Faculty Profiles

Warren S. Warren
James B. Duke Professor of Chemistry
2217 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1604
(919) 287-2454



Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley 1980

M.S., University of California at Berkeley 1979

Research Areas:
Physical, Biomolecular Structure and Function

Lindale, Jacob R., et al. “Unveiling coherently driven hyperpolarization dynamics in signal amplification by reversible exchange..” Nature Communications, vol. 10, no. 1, Jan. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08298-8. Full Text

Ju, Kuk-Youn, et al. “Understanding the Role of Aggregation in the Broad Absorption Bands of Eumelanin..” Acs Nano, vol. 12, no. 12, Dec. 2018, pp. 12050–61. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acsnano.8b04905. Full Text

Bae, Junu, et al. “15N4-1,2,4,5-tetrazines as potential molecular tags: Integrating bioorthogonal chemistry with hyperpolarization and unearthing para-N2..” Science Advances, vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1126/sciadv.aar2978. Full Text

Puza, Charles J., et al. “Correction to: The changing landscape of dermatology practice: melanoma and pump-probe laser microscopy..” Lasers Med Sci, vol. 32, no. 9, Dec. 2017. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s10103-017-2339-y. Full Text

Shchepin, Roman V., et al. “Spin Relays Enable Efficient Long-Range Heteronuclear Signal Amplification By Reversible Exchange..” The Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces, vol. 121, no. 51, Dec. 2017, pp. 28425–34. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11485. Full Text

Shen, Kun, et al. “Diazirines as Potential Molecular Imaging Tags: Probing the Requirements for Efficient and Long-Lived SABRE-Induced Hyperpolarization..” Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 56, no. 40, Sept. 2017, pp. 12112–16. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201704970. Full Text

Shchepin, Roman V., et al. “Toward Hyperpolarized 19 F Molecular Imaging via Reversible Exchange with Parahydrogen..” Chemphyschem : A European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry, vol. 18, no. 15, Aug. 2017, pp. 1961–65. Epmc, doi:10.1002/cphc.201700594. Full Text

Wilson, Jesse W., et al. “Comparison of pump-probe and hyperspectral imaging in unstained histology sections of pigmented lesions..” Biomedical Optics Express, vol. 8, no. 8, Aug. 2017, pp. 3882–90. Epmc, doi:10.1364/BOE.8.003882. Full Text

Zhou, Zijian, et al. “Long-Lived 13C2 Nuclear Spin States Hyperpolarized by Parahydrogen in Reversible Exchange at Microtesla Fields..” The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 8, no. 13, July 2017, pp. 3008–14. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00987. Full Text

Colell, Johannes F. P., et al. “Direct Hyperpolarization of Nitrogen-15 in Aqueous Media with Parahydrogen in Reversible Exchange..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 139, no. 23, June 2017, pp. 7761–67. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.7b00569. Full Text


Warren, Warren S. The Physical Basis of Chemistry. Elsevier, 2015.

Wilson, J. W., et al. Imaging pigment chemistry in melanocytic conjunctival lesions with pump-probe microscopy. Vol. 8567, 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2003137. Full Text

Warren, W. S. “Understanding melanoma biochemistry/metastatic potential with pumpprobe microscopy.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, vol. Part F63-OMP 2017, 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1364/OMP.2017.OmTu2D.1. Full Text

Robles, Francisco E., et al. “Dispersion-based stimulated Raman scattering spectroscopy, holography, and optical coherence tomography (Conference Presentation).” Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences Xvi, SPIE, 2016. Crossref, doi:10.1117/12.2212875. Full Text

Robles, Francisco E., et al. “Diagnosis and staging of female genital tract melanocytic lesions using pump-probe microscopy (Conference Presentation).” Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics Xii, SPIE, 2016. Crossref, doi:10.1117/12.2212949. Full Text

Warren, W. S., et al. “Melanin-targeted nonlinear microscopy for label-free molecular diagnosis and staging.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1364/TRANSLATIONAL.2016.TTh3B.3. Full Text

Wilson, J. W., et al. “Real-time digital signal processing in multiphoton and time-resolved microscopy.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 9703, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2218102. Full Text

Villafana, T. E., et al. “Ultrafast pump-probe dynamics of iron oxide based earth pigments for applications to ancient pottery manufacture.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 9527, 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2184758. Full Text

Wilson, J. W., et al. “Separating higher-order nonlinearities in transient absorption microscopy.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 9584, 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2187133. Full Text

Wilson, J. W., et al. “In vivo pump-probe microscopy of melanoma: Characterizing shifts in excited state photodynamics with respect to invasiveness.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 9329, 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2079886. Full Text

Warren, W. S. “Enhancing tissue and cultural heritage imaging with ultrafast nonlinear optics.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1364/PHOTONICS.2016.Tu1A.1. Full Text