Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will further research that will help make the next generation of high-energy particle accelerators.

For membrane protein expert Tim Cross, the call to solve the structure of a misunderstood protein put retirement on hold.

Inside the virus that causes COVID-19 are thousands of potential drug targets. As part of a global team, Lucio Frydman is on a needle-in-a-haystack hunt for the best candidates.

Using a novel technique, researchers uncover secrets hidden deep below the surface of our planet.

A team of experts believes stem cells could be a route to a fast, effective therapy.

New insights challenge current understanding of how ion transport through some cell membranes works.

NMR Facility Director

Rob Schurko was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Manitoba in 1992 and 1994 (supervisor: Ted Schaefer) and his Ph.D. at Dalhousie University in 1998 (supervisor: Roderick Wasylishen). He had two postdoctoral appointments: one with Clare Grey (SUNY, Stony Brook) and one with Lucio Frydman (UIC, Chicago). During this time period, he worked extensively on solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR) of quadrupolar nuclei.

After 19 years as a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Windsor (Canada), he joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University in August 2019, and assumed the position of Director of the MagLab’s Tallahassee-based NMR/MRI Facility in May 2020.

His research interests include SSNMR of the periodic table (developing methods for accessing unreceptive nuclei from elements across the periodic table) and NMR crystallography (using SSNMR data and quantum chemical computations to solve molecular-level structures of crystalline materials). He and his group work on the development and application of ultra-wideline NMR techniques for studying organic, inorganic, and organometallic materials, with specific applications to active pharmaceutical ingredients, nanoparticles, catalysts, metal-organic frameworks, and a variety of solid materials.

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As head of nuclear magnetic resonance at the MagLab's Tallahassee headquarters, Rob Schurko hopes to expand capabilities and build new magnets.

Thanks to funding from a prestigious fellowship, this MagLab geochemist will learn more about ancient climate change and shed light on modern climate change in the process.

MagLab Chief Scientist Laura Greene recognized by the Tallahassee Scientific Society for her exemplary career achievements in science and contributions to science education and outreach.

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