Warren S. Warren, James B. Duke Professor of Physics, Chemistry, Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering and Professor and Professor of Radiology and Member of Duke Cancer Institute  

Warren S. Warren

Office Location: 2217 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-1604
Email Address: warren.warren@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.chem.duke.edu/~wwarren

Specialties:
Physical
Medical Imaging
Biomolecular Structure and Function
Theory and Modeling

Education:
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1980
M.S., University of California at Berkeley, 1979
A.B. - Chemistry and Physics, summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1977

Research Description: Our work focuses on the design and application of what might best be called novel pulsed techniques, using controlled radiation fields to alter dynamics. The heart of the work is chemical physics, and most of what we do is ultrafast laser spectroscopy or nuclear magnetic resonance. It generally involves an intimate mixture of theory and experiment: recent publications are roughly an equal mix of pencil- and-paper theory, computer calculations with our workstations, and experiments. Collaborations also play an important role, particularly for medical applications.

Teaching (Fall 2017):

  • Physics 766s.01, Physics research seminar Synopsis
    Physics 299, W 07:30 PM-09:30 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Shen, K; Logan, AWJ; Colell, JFP; Bae, J; Ortiz, GX; Theis, T; Warren, WS; Malcolmson, SJ; Wang, Q, Diazirines as Potential Molecular Imaging Tags: Probing the Requirements for Efficient and Long-Lived SABRE-Induced Hyperpolarization., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 56 no. 40 (September, 2017), pp. 12112-12116 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Shchepin, RV; Goodson, BM; Theis, T; Warren, WS; Chekmenev, EY, Toward Hyperpolarized 19 F Molecular Imaging via Reversible Exchange with Parahydrogen., Chemphyschem, vol. 18 no. 15 (August, 2017), pp. 1961-1965 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Wilson, JW; Robles, FE; Deb, S; Warren, WS; Fischer, MC, Comparison of pump-probe and hyperspectral imaging in unstained histology sections of pigmented lesions., Biomedical Optics Express, vol. 8 no. 8 (August, 2017), pp. 3882-3890 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Zhou, Z; Yu, J; Colell, JFP; Laasner, R; Logan, A; Barskiy, DA; Shchepin, RV; Chekmenev, EY; Blum, V; Warren, WS; Theis, T, Long-Lived 13C2 Nuclear Spin States Hyperpolarized by Parahydrogen in Reversible Exchange at Microtesla Fields., Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 8 no. 13 (July, 2017), pp. 3008-3014 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Colell, JFP; Emondts, M; Logan, AWJ; Shen, K; Bae, J; Shchepin, RV; Ortiz, GX; Spannring, P; Wang, Q; Malcolmson, SJ; Chekmenev, EY; Feiters, MC; Rutjes, FPJT; Bl├╝mich, B; Theis, T; Warren, WS, 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. 7761-7767 [doi]  [abs].

Highlight:
Our work focuses on the design and application of what might best be called novel pulsed techniques, using controlled radiation fields to alter dynamics. The heart of the work is chemical physics, and most of what we do is ultrafast laser spectroscopy or nuclear magnetic resonance. It generally involves an intimate mixture of theory and experiment: recent publications are roughly an equal mix of pencil- and-paper theory, computer calculations with our workstations, and experiments. Collaborations also play an important role, particularly for medical applications.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Zhijian Zhou  
  • Ryan Davis  
  • Kevin Claytor  
  • Mary Jane Simpson  
  • Tana Villafana  
  • Jongkang Park  
  • Yesu Feng  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Sanghamitra Deb (2013/01-present)  
  • Hyejin Yoo (2013/01-present)  
  • Francisco Robles (2012 - present)  
  • Simone Degan (2010 - present)  
  • Jesse Wilson (2010 - present)