Anna Parker

Postdoctoral Scholar
UC Berkeley

My research interests are generally in understanding the properties of unique materials for improving technology. In the Pines group, I have specifically focused on developing strategies for using nitrogen vacancy centers, a type of defect in diamond, to expand the capabilties of NMR technologies. 



  • 08/07-05/11  Honors B.S. Chemistry, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, USA.
  • 08/11-12/16  Ph. D. Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA.



  1. A. Parker, W. Zia, C.W.G. Rehorn, B. Blümich.
    Shimming Halbach magnets utilizing genetic algorithms to profit from material imperfections.
    J. Magn. Reson., 265, 2016, p. 83-89.
  2. A. Parker, H.-J. Wang, Y. Li, A. Pines, J. King.
    Decoherence-protected transitions of nitrogen vacancy centers in 99% 13C-enriched diamond.
    arXiv:1506.05484, 2015.
  3. A. Parker, J. Stewart, K. J. Donald, C. A. Parish.
    Halogen bonding in DNA base pairs.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134 (11), 2012, p. 5165-5172
  4. M. L. Hamm, A. J. Parker, T. W. E. Steel, J. L. Carman, C. A. Parish.
    Oligonucleotide incorporation and base pair stability of 9-deaza-2'-deoxyguanosine, an analogue of 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine.
    J. Org. Chem., 75 (16), 2010, p. 5661-5669.