Theis Lab receives NC Biotech Center Translational Research Grant

North Carolina Biotechnology Center


Theis Lab receives the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.

Theis lab opens at NC State, Department of Chemistry !!


Lab receives NIH Trailblazer Award for

Molecular Imaging of In Vivo Metabolism with a Hyperpolarized Vitamin Shot

Angewandte Chemie Paper is selected as VIP
and Highlighted on the Front Cover

JPCC paper is highlighted on the COVER:


Science Advances paper appears and is highlighted in the media:


Duke Today: “New Class of Molecular ‘Lightbulbs’ Illuminate MRI

See also,  “New Spin on Biomolecular Tags Lets MRI Catch Metabolic Wobbles”

International Press:

Credit: Panayiotis Nikolaou, Thomas Theis







JACS Paper shows direct hyperpolarization of heteronuclei using SABRE-SHEATH

Signal Amplification By Reversible Exchange in SHield Enables Alignment Transfer to Heteronuclei)



 JMR LIGHT-SABRE paper is highlighted on the cover

“LIGHT-SABRE enables efficient in magnet catalytic hyperpolarization”


PRL paper   Selected for an Editor’s Choice Highlight:
 Spotlight on Exceptional Research by the APS
Long-lived heteronuclear spin-singlet states in liquids at zero magnetic field
Phys. Rev. Lett. (2014),112, 077601


PRL paper is highlighted in a Spotlight for Exceptional Research by the APS
“Near-zero field magnetic resonance”   


Nature Physics Paper appears and is Highlighted in :