UCSF Preclinical MR Imaging and Spectroscopy Lab

The Chaumeil Lab lis fully integrated with the Preclinical MR Imaging and Spectroscopy Lab, a UCSF-wide core facility of which Dr. Myriam Chaumeil and Dr. Renuka Siram are the co-directors. This state-of-the-art laboratory offers MRI and MRS capabilities which are uniquely integrated with DNP polarizers to allow conducting hyperpolarized 13C MR experiments. All magnets are dedicated to running biomedical samples and they have complimentary features, including high-resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) spectroscopy capabilities, micro-imaging capabilities allowing for NMR studies of biopsy and surgical tissues, cell and tissue cultures and murine models of cancer and other diseases, and hyperpolarized 13C studies in vivo in rodents as well as in perfused cell and tissue bioreactors. The details of each system are found below.

If you are interested in using the Preclinical MR Imaging and Spectroscopy Lab for your studies, please contact Myriam Chaumeil, PhD (co-director, neuro applications), Renuka Sriram, PhD (co-director, body applications) or Subramaniam Sukumar, PhD (Associate Engineer, methodological developments) for more information.