Natalie L. Adolphi, PhD


Research Director

Center for Forensic Imaging

Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Radiology and Pathology

University of New Mexico

Natalie L. Adolphi holds an M.S. in Medical Physics (2013) from the University of New Mexico and a Ph.D. in Physics (1995) from Washington University in St. Louis, where she developed expertise in the application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to a variety of solid state systems. Currently, as a research faculty member at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, her research is focused on two areas: 1) the development and application of advanced imaging methods (MRI and CT) for forensic investigation, and 2) biomedical applications of nanotechnology, including magnetic particles for therapeutic applications and methods for improving the targeting of nanoparticles for diagnosis and therapy. Other recent research projects include SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) relaxometry methods for detecting targeted magnetic nanoparticles in vivo, targeted magnetic nanoparticles for MRI detection of cancer, microcoil NMR methods for in vitro detection of magnetic particles, and novel MRI techniques for pulmonary imaging. Dr. Adolphi has experience in both the academic and small business research settings, having worked as a consultant or contractor for several small for-profit companies, including Senior Scientific, LLC and ABQMR, Inc. (both in Albuquerque, NM). Before joining the UNM Health Sciences faculty, Dr. Adolphi was a Research Scientist (2003-2008) at New Mexico Resonance, a small, non-profit research company in Albuquerque. From 1995-2003, she was a member of the physics faculty at Knox College, where her NSF-funded research program was focused on the characterization of metal-hydrogen systems using Magic-Angle Spinning (MAS) spectroscopy and other NMR methods.

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Natalie Adolphi, PhD
Dept of Biochemistry
MSC08 4670
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001
United States of America

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