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Victor D Schepkin

Contact Information

Research Faculty II


Victor D Schepkin


Phone: (850) 645-7357

Address: 1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr., Tallahassee FL 32310-3706

Building: NHMFL FSU

Educational Background

Kazan State University, Russia, MS, Radio-Physics, 1968
Kazan State University, Russia, PhD in Physics, “Double Magnetic Resonance in Solids”, 1978
Oxford University, Clarendon Lab, Oxford, UK, Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1980
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Certificate in Business Administration for Scientists, 1999.

Research Interests

MR imaging and spectroscopy of animal brain at ultra-high magnetic field of 21.1T. Development of MRI methods for non-invasive evaluation of tumor resistance to therapy. Comparison of sodium and diffusion MRI capabilities for monitoring and predicting the efficacy of glioma therapy.
In vivo MR imaging of low gamma nuclei: sodium, potassium, chloride, oxygen. Development of triple quantum, back-projection and diffusion MRI methods, motion compensation during in vivo MRI.

Professional Experience

Scientist, Senior Scientist at Magnetic Resonance Laboratory, Crystallography Department, Kazan State University,Russia, 1970-1981
Visiting Scientist. Oxford University, UK, 1980
Senior Scientist, Chief Scientist, Department for Functional Diagnostics, Center for Applied Microbiology, Obolensk, Moscow Region, Russia, 1981-1992
Visiting Scientist, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley, 1992-1994
Staff Scientist, Center for Functional Imaging, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 1994-1997
Research Fellow, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 1997-1998
Senior Research Specialist, Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Lab, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 1998-2002
Research Investigator, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 2002-2006
Research Faculty II, NHMFL, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2006-

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Co-Principal Investigator, Research Grant, Kazan State University, “Oil field core analysis by NMR”, 1978-1980
Lecturer in Physics, Kazan Institute of Energy, 1980-1981
Co-Principal Investigator, Research Grant, Center for Applied Microbiology, Obolensk, “Development of Commercial NMR relaxometer Proton-20”, 1986-1992
Chief, Magnetic Resonance Lab for Functional Diagnostic, Center for Applied Microbiology, Obolensk, 1987-1992
Operating and pulse sequence programming, GE MRI scanner, Winston-Salem, NC, 1997-1998
Functional MRI training course, CMRR, University of Minnessota, MN, 1999
Lecturer, Biomedical Magnetic Resonance, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (with Prof. Paul C. Lauterbur), 2000-2001
Diploma, Varian MRI Hardware Maintenance, Palo Alto, CA, 2004
MRI Pulse Sequence Programming, Philips Gyroscan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2005
Member, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine since 1993
Reviewer for the journals: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, NMR in BioMedicine, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, PLOS ONE, Cancer Biology and Therapy, Physics in Medicine and Biology, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik.
NIH/NCI, Reviewer, Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Committee Member


Last modified on 15 February 2023