Faculty Profiles

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



Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley 1980

M.S., University of California - Berkeley 1979

Research Areas:
Physical, Biomolecular Structure and Function

Colell, Johannes F. P., et al. “Rational ligand choice extends the SABRE substrate scope.Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), July 2020. Epmc, doi:10.1039/d0cc01330g. Full Text

Yu, Jin, et al. “Visualizing the impact of chloride addition on the microscopic carrier dynamics of MAPbI3 thin films using femtosecond transient absorption microscopy.” The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 151, no. 23, AIP Publishing, Dec. 2019, pp. 234710–234710. Crossref, doi:10.1063/1.5127875. Full Text

Lindale, Jacob R., et al. “Decoupled LIGHT-SABRE variants allow hyperpolarization of asymmetric SABRE systems at an arbitrary field.Journal of Magnetic Resonance (San Diego, Calif. : 1997), vol. 307, Oct. 2019, p. 106577. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2019.106577. Full Text

Zhang, Guannan, et al. “Terminal Diazirines Enable Reverse Polarization Transfer from 15 N2 Singlets.Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 58, no. 32, Aug. 2019, pp. 11118–24. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.201904026. Full Text

Tanner, Christian P. N., et al. “Selective hyperpolarization of heteronuclear singlet states via pulsed microtesla SABRE.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 151, no. 4, July 2019, p. 044201. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.5108644. Full Text

Robles, Francisco E., et al. “Analysis of Melanin Structure and Biochemical Composition in Conjunctival Melanocytic Lesions Using Pump-Probe Microscopy.Transl Vis Sci Technol, vol. 8, no. 3, May 2019, p. 33. Pubmed, doi:10.1167/tvst.8.3.33. Full Text

Lindale, Jacob R., et al. “Unveiling coherently driven hyperpolarization dynamics in signal amplification by reversible exchange.Nature Communications, vol. 10, no. 1, Jan. 2019, p. 395. 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, American Chemical Society (ACS), Dec. 2018, pp. 12050–61. Crossref, 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, p. eaar2978. Epmc, doi:10.1126/sciadv.aar2978. 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


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. Scival, 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. “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

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

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