Danila Barskiy

Postdoctoral Scholar
UC Berkeley

Research interests: I seek to solve fundamental problems in chemistry by applying cutting edge experimental techniques. I am especially interested in NMR and MRI because of their conceptual beauty and exceptional usefulness. My goal is to further improve their performance by combining advances in physics and chemistry of nuclear spin hyperpolarization with novel methodologies of signal detection. My long-term goal is to make ultra-sensitive hyperpolarized NMR/MRI a viable tool for investigating industrial processes at the large scale.

Education and professional experience

2015–2017   Postdoc, Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science, United States, advisor: Prof. Eduard Chekmenev

2012–2015   PhD, Physical Chemistry, Novosibirsk State University, Russia,

2010–2015   Researcher, International Tomography Center, Novosibirsk, Russia, advisors: Dr. Kirill Kovtunov and Prof. Igor Koptyug

2010–2012   Department of Catalysis and Adsorption, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Russia

2007–2012   Specialist in Chemistry (B.S. + M.S. degree) summa cum laude, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Novosibirsk State University, Russia


Selected Publications

  1. D. A. Barskiy, L. A. Ke, X. Li, V. Stevenson, N. Widarman, H. Zhang, A. Truxal, A. Pines. Rapid Catalyst Capture Enables Metal-Free Parahydrogen-Based Hyperpolarized Contrast Agents. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9, 2721–2724.
  2. D. A. Barskiy, A. M. Coffey, P. Nikolaou, D. M. Mikhaylov, B. M. Goodson, R. T. Branca, G. J. Lu, M. G. Shapiro, V.-V. Telkki, V. V. Zhivonitko, et al. NMR Hyperpolarization Techniques of Gases. Chem. Eur. J.2017, 23 (4), 725–751.
  3. D. A. Barskiy, R. V. Shchepin, A. M. Coffey, T. Theis, W. S. Warren, B. M. Goodson, E. Y. Chekmenev. Over 20% 15N Hyperpolarization in Under One Minute for Metronidazole, an Antibiotic and Hypoxia Probe. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (26), 8080–8083.
  4. D. A. Barskiy, A. N. Pravdivtsev, K. L. Ivanov, K. V. Kovtunov, I. V. Koptyug. A Simple Analytical Model for Signal Amplification by Reversible Exchange (SABRE) Process. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 119 (6), 996–1006.
  5. D. A. Barskiy, K. V. Kovtunov, I. V. Koptyug, P. He, K. A. Groome, Q. A Best, F. Shi, B. M. Goodson, R. V. Shchepin, A. M. Coffey, K. W. Waddell, E. Y. Chekmenev. The Feasibility of Formation and Kinetics of NMR Signal Amplification by Reversible Exchange (SABRE) at High Magnetic Field (9.4 T). J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136 (9), 3322–3325.

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