Warren S. Warren

Warren S. Warren

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Radiology (Joint)

Professor of Physics (Joint)

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

Office Location: 
2217 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90346, Durham, NC 27708-0346
Phone: 
(919) 660-1604

Overview

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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley 1980

  • M.S., University of California - Berkeley 1979

Branca, Rosa T., and Warren S. Warren. “In vivo brown adipose tissue detection and characterization using water-lipid intermolecular zero-quantum coherences.Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol. 65, no. 2, Feb. 2011, pp. 313–19. Epmc, doi:10.1002/mrm.22622. Full Text

Kurhanewicz, John, et al. “Analysis of cancer metabolism by imaging hyperpolarized nuclei: prospects for translation to clinical research.Neoplasia (New York, N.Y.), vol. 13, no. 2, Feb. 2011, pp. 81–97. Epmc, doi:10.1593/neo.101102. Full Text

Matthews, T. E., et al. “Beyond Pathology: Pump-probe imaging of skin slices provides additional indicators of melanoma.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, Optical Society of America, 2011.

Matthews, T. E., et al. “Beyond Pathology: Pump-probe imaging of skin slices provides additional indicators of melanoma.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, 2011.

Li, Baolei, et al. “Phase-cycling coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering using shaped femtosecond laser pulses.” Optics Express, vol. 18, no. 25, The Optical Society, Dec. 2010, pp. 25825–25825. Crossref, doi:10.1364/oe.18.025825. Full Text

Matthews, T. E., et al. “Nonlinear high-resolution imaging of eumelanin and pheomelanin distributions in normal skin tissue and melanoma.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, Dec. 2010.

Piletic, Ivan R., et al. “Probing near-infrared photorelaxation pathways in eumelanins and pheomelanins.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 114, no. 43, Nov. 2010, pp. 11483–91. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp103608d. Full Text Open Access Copy

Samineni, Prathyush, et al. “Measurements of nonlinear refractive index in scattering media.” Optics Express, vol. 18, no. 12, The Optical Society, June 2010, pp. 12727–12727. Crossref, doi:10.1364/oe.18.012727. Full Text Open Access Copy

Jenista, Elizabeth R., et al. “Application of mixed spin iMQCs for temperature and chemical-selective imaging.J Magn Reson, vol. 204, no. 2, June 2010, pp. 208–18. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2010.02.021. Full Text

Branca, Rosa T., et al. “Molecular MRI for sensitive and specific detection of lung metastases.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 107, no. 8, Feb. 2010, pp. 3693–97. Pubmed, doi:10.1073/pnas.1000386107. Full Text

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