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NMR/MRI techniques are the focus of two facilities with unique instruments and techniques.

NMR - MRI/S techniques and instruments are available at two different MagLab facilities in Florida: The NMR-MRI/S Facility at MagLab headquarters near Florida State University in Tallahassee and the Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Facility (AMRIS) housed within the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Working in tandem, these facilities combine unique magnets, equipment and expert scientific support with advanced capabilities for technique and instrumentation development. About 24 spectrometers and scanners are available for use with an array of solid state, solution state, MRI/S (animal and human), MR microscopy and diffusion capabilities and techniques.

NMR-MRI/S Numbers

AMRIS 12 Instruments;
NMR 12 Instruments

AMRIS 12 Techniques; NMR 18 Techniques

User Support Scientists

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NMR is located at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.
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AMRIS is located at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

Featured Research

Science Highlights NMR Facility - Tallahassee

Left: The platinum group elements. Right: Study of a series of inorganic and organometallic compounds.

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Platinum Group Elements with 103Rh Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

Holmes, S.; Schoenzart, J.; Philips, A.B.; Kimball, J.; Termos, S.; Altenhof, A.; Xu, Y.; O'Keefe, C.A.; Autschbach, J.; Schurko, R.W., Chemical Science, In, Press (2023)

Read the Science Highlight or check out the full publication online.

Schematic representation of the phosphonoglycans that decorate the slime proteins

Inside Velvet Worm Slime: Rare Protein Modification for Fast Fiber Formation

Poulhazan, A.; Baer, A.; Daliaho, G.; Mentink-Vigier, F.; Arnold, A.A.; Browne, D.C.; Hering, L.; Archer-Hartmann, S.; Pepi, L.E.; Azadi, P.; Schmidt, S.; Mayer, G.; Marcotte, I.; Harrington, M.J., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145 (38), 20749-20754 (2023)

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17O is now added to the NMR toolkit, along with 1H, 13C and 15N, to characterize biomolecules like peptides, proteins, and enzymes.

Integration of 17O into the Biomolecular Toolkit

Hung, I.; Keeler, E.G.; Mao, W.; Gor'kov, P.L.; Griffin, R.G.; Gan, Z., Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 13 (28), 6549-6558 (2022)

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Science Highlights AMRIS Facility - Gainesville


18O Water Used to Examine Metabolic Functions

Coelho, M.; Mahar, R.; Belew, G.; Torres, A.; Barosa, C.; Cabral, F.; Viegas, I.; Gastaldelli, A.; Mendes, V.; Manadas, B.; Jones, J.G.; Merritt, M.E., NMR in Biomedicine, epub, e4837 (2022)

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Effectiveness factor of nanoporous gold catalysts exhibiting different shapes and characteristic lengths (L).

CO Oxidation and Mass Transport in Nanoporous Gold using Pulsed Field Gradient NMR

Baniani, A.; Wild, S.; Forman, E.; Risse, T.; Vasenkov, S.; Baumer, M., Journal of Catalysis, 413, 1123--1131 (2022)

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A variety of factors such as sex, strain, anesthesia, magnetic field strength, and breathing rate can affect the results of an fMRI scan. Image reprinted from original citation

AMRIS FAIR Data: Standardizing Rat Brain Imaging Datasets

Grandjean, J. et al. Nat Neurosci 26, 673–681 (2023)

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How to Request Magnet Time

Our magnets are open to all scientists - for free - via a competitive process and we accept proposals through out the year.

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Prepare documentation

A proposal and prior results report are required.

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Create a user profile

New user registration, returning users simply need to log in.

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Submit a request online

Upload files and provide details about the proposed experiment.

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Report your results

After your work is completed, you are asked to report to the laboratory, in a timely manner.

Note: Please review the MagLab User Policies and Procedures before submitting your proposal and experiment or contact NMR-MRI/S Facility Director Robert Schurko or AMRIS Facility Director Joanna Long.

Key Contacts

NMR Facility - Tallahassee

Facility Director: Robert Schurko

For information about NMR facilities, capabilities, and scheduling.

Scientific Instrumentation: Bill Brey or Peter Gor'kov

For information regarding instrumentation, measurements and facilities.

Solid State NMR: Riqiang Fu, Zhehong Gan, Ivan Hung, Sungsool Wi, Amrit Venkatesh

For information about solid state NMR capabilities, facilities, and scheduling.

Solution NMR: Ashley Blue

For information about solution NMR capabilities, instrumentation, and scheduling.

Dynamic Nuclear Polarization: Fred Mentink

For information regarding DNP capabilities, instruments and scheduling.

MRI/S: Sam Grant, Shinho Cho and Malathy Elumalai

For information regarding magnetic resonance imaging capabilities and instruments.

Sr.Administrative Specialist: Kim Mozolic

For information regarding travel, safety training and scheduling.

AMRIS Facility - Gainesville

Facility Director: Joanna Long

Information regarding AMRIS facilities and capabilities.

Associate Director: Matthew Merritt

Information regarding AMRIS facilities, instrumentation, and measurements.

Office Manager: Kaley Ali

Information regarding facility access, travel, safety training, billing, scheduling, and addresses for shipping samples.

Research/Outreach Coordinator: Eli Wolf

Information regarding outreach, grants, and user proposals.

NMR Spectroscopy: James Collins

Information regarding spectroscopy instrumentation, facilities, and scheduling.

11T/7T Preclinical MRIs: Huadong Zeng

Information regarding MRI facilities, 11T systems, 7T systems, and safety.

3T Manager: Jens Rosenberg

Information regarding 3T systems and 3T protocols.

3T/Clinical MRI Technologist/Safety Coordinator: Tammy Nicholson

Information regarding 3T systems and safety.


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