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Postdoc - Biomedical Magnetic Resonance UT Southwestern Medical Center - 2014
PhD - NMR Physics National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University - 2008
B.S. - Physics Western Mindanao State University (Philippines) - 2002
Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) Instrumentation Development
we assemble instruments called DNP hyperpolarizer -- a physics-based technology that enhances the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signals by >10,000-fold.
Magnetic-Field-Dependent Lifetimes of Hyperpolarized 13C Spins at Cryogenic Temperature 2018 - Journal Article
Transition Metal Doping Reveals Link between Electron T1 Reduction and 13C Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Efficiency 2017 - Journal Article
Assembly and performance of a 6.4 T cryogen‐free dynamic nuclear polarization system 2017 - Journal Article
Influence of Dy3+ and Tb3+ doping on 13C dynamic nuclear polarization 2017 - Journal Article
Influence of 13C Isotopic Labeling Location on Dynamic Nuclear Polarization of Acetate 2017 - Journal Article
13C Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Using a Trimeric Gd3+ Complex as an Additive 2017 - Journal Article
Enhanced Efficiency of 13C Dynamic Nuclear Polarization by Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Doping 2017 - Journal Article
Assembly and performance of a 6.4 T cryogen-free dynamic nuclear polarization system 2017 - Journal Article
Frisco ISD Independent Study and Mentorship (Mentor) - Frisco ISD 
FSU Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE) Award - Florida State University 
Advisory council member National High Magnetic Field Laboratory [2017–2019]
Users advisory committee member of the Electron Magnetic Resonance (EMR) program of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) in Tallahassee, FL
Chair Institutional Biosafety and Chemical Safety Committee at UT Dallas [2017–2019]
reviews the biosafety and chemical safety aspects of research protocols at UT Dallas.
Chair UTD Physics Renfrow Scholarship Committee [2017–2019]
reviews applications for travel and research-related graduate scholarship of physics students.
2014/06Our lab's main research is focused on hyperpolarized magnetic resonance: instrumentation, physics, optimization methods and biomedical applications (specifically, aberrant cellular metabolism in cancer). Hyperpolarization, technically dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP), is a physics technique wherein we create a high degree of non-Boltzmann distribution of insensitive nuclear spins at low temperature and high magnetic field via microwave irradiation of free electrons. Our goal is to get the highest enhanced nuclear polarization possible for insensitive nuclear spins such as 13C, 15N, 89Y, 107,109Ag etc. by optimizing the physical parameters at cryogenic conditions (close to 1K). We then utilize a fast dissolution device that converts the frozen hyperpolarized samples at cryogenic conditions into hyperpolarized liquids at physiologically tolerable temperatures. What this means is that the NMR and MRI signals of reporter molecules (NMR/MRI molecular probes that can detect pH, metabolism, and other important biological activities) are enhanced by 10,000-100,000-fold! We aim to explore and investigate new hyperpolarized NMR and MRI biosensors to improve medical diagnostics.
see the complete list at: https://dnpnmr.weebly.com/presentations.html
Dr. Lloyd Lumata, assistant professor of physics, will use his $200,000 CPRIT grant to develop a new noninvasive imaging technique that could detect glioblastoma earlier and more accurately. The technique uses hyperpolarization technology to boost by more than 10,000-fold the sensitivity of MRI signals from key biological molecules associated with glioblastoma.
In addition to mapping cancer in the brain more precisely, the technology could reduce the need for patient exposure to X-rays from CT scans and radioactive imaging tracers, or for removal of brain tissue for diagnosis.
Among the seven programs is the Collaborative Biomedical Research Award (CoBRA), which was specifically designed to stimulate interdisciplinary research between faculty at UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center. Three projects led by Dr. Danieli Rodrigues, associate professor of bioengineering; Dr. Lloyd Lumata, assistant professor of physics; and Dr. Lawrence Reitzer, professor of biological sciences, each received $250,000.