We are developing and applying Magnetic resonance techniques for the investigation of rapid processes and molecular dynamics. Hyperpolarization of nuclear spins yields unprecedented levels of signal, which enables us to acquire NMR spectra of reactions as they occur, in real time. Applications of these techniques include the fields of enzyme catalysis, reactions in organic chemistry, polymers, and more.
To enable the use of hyperpolarization in NMR, we develop new hardware and specially adapted NMR experiments, and investigate the dynamics of hyperpolarized spin systems.
Hand-in-hand with hyperpolarization, we use modern multi-dimensional NMR for the investigation of basic determinants of protein structure and function, including of membrane proteins.
Diploma, 1999, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich
Ph.D., 2004, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich
Postdoctoral Fellow 2004-2006, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory