Warren Group

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Current Group Members

 

Warren S. Warren, PhD

James B. Duke Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Physics

e-mail: warren.warren@duke.edu

 


Martin Fischer, PhD

Associate Research Professor

e-mail: martin.fischer@duke.edu

Research Interests: Exploring novel nonlinear contrast mechanisms such as two-photon absorption and self-phase modulation for structural and functional imaging in tissue.

 


Simone Degan, PhD

Research Scientist

e-mail: simone.degan@duke.edu

Research Interests: Investigating novel in vivo imaging technologies using pre-clinical and clinical trials to detect melanoma initiation, and MRI applications on lung tissue.


Thomas Theis, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

e-mail: thomas.theis@duke.edu

website: http://sites.google.com/site/thomastheisphd/
Research Interests: Application of fundamental spin physics and technology innovation in hyperpolarized magnetic resonance to unravel metabolic disorders by real-time biomolecular tracing.                                                                                                                                                       

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Guannan Zhang

Postdoctoral Associate

e-mail: guannan.zhang451@duke.edu

Research Interests:  Applying hyperpolarized magnetic resonance technique to enhance NMR and MRI with the goal of investigating real-time biomolecular imaging for cancer diagnosis.

                                                                                                                                                       

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David Grass

Postdoctoral Associate

e-mail: david.grass@duke.edu

Google Scholar

Research Interests:  Nonlinear optical spectroscopy and imaging of melanin and its clinical applications, photo-physics of melanin, optical levitation, and optomechanics.

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Jin Yu

Research Associate

e-mail: jin.yu@duke.edu

Research Interests: Applying pump-probe microscopy imaging to area of conservation science and synthesizing fairly symmetrical molecules which could be clinical imaging agents.

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Kevin Zhou

Graduate Student

e-mail: kevin.zhou@duke.edu

Research Interests: Developing optical imaging techniques that exploit biologically intrinsic contrast, and feature extraction techniques.

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Jun Jiang

Graduate Student

e-mail: jun.jiang@duke.edu

Research Interests:Developing novel optical technology in pump-probe microscopy, fluorescence miscroscopy and lattice light-sheet microscopy.

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Jake Lindale

Graduate Student

e-mail: jake.lindale@duke.edu

Research Interests: Implementing novel theoretical and experimental techniques to investigate coherent hyperpolarization dynamics of SABRE, maximizing polarization yield and efficiency of singlet order consumption.

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Xiaomeng Jia

Graduate Student

e-mail: xiaomeng.jia@duke.edu

Research Interests: Looking for the physics origin of the nonlinear signatures of different melanin models and other materials.

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Xiaoqing Li

Graduate Student

e-mail: xiaoqing.li@duke.edu

Research Interests: Producing spin-polarized samples in large amounts with new hyperpolarization techniques to search for light QCD axions and axionlike particles.

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Yuheng Liao

Graduate Student

e-mail: yuheng.liao@duke.edu

Research Interests: Exploring the photoexcitation dynamics of perovskite solar cell by pump probe microscopy and developing a movable pump-probe laser system.

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Yue Zhou

Graduate Student

e-mail: yue.zhou541@duke.edu

Research Interests: Applying pump-probe microscopy to perform three-dimensional imaging of pigments in artworks.

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Shannon Eriksson

Graduate Student

e-mail: shannon.eriksson@duke.edu

Research Interests: Utilization of SABRE hyperpolarization techniques to boost MRI signal and probe both physiological and pathological metabolic processes in vivo.

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