Alexej Jerschow

Professor of Chemistry; Director of Undergraduate Studies
B.S. University of Linz, Austria; Ph.D. University of Linz, Austria, and MR Center, Sintef-Unimed, Trondheim, Norway; Postdoc. University of Lausanne, Switzerland, University of California, Berkeley

Phone: 212-998-8451
Office: Silver Room 710
Personal Homepage

Areas of Research/Interest
NMR spectroscopy, imaging, and microscopy; Methodology and applications in materials sciences, biophysics.

Research Description
The Jerschow lab develops novel NMR/MRI methodology for improving the diagnostic power of images and to develop novel imaging modalities. Current projects include quadrupolar MRI contrast techniques, 23Na NMR/MRI of cartilage and the brain, chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) MRI, and MRI of batteries and electrochemical devices.


A. J. Ilott, N. M. Trease, C. P. Grey, A. Jerschow, Multinuclear in situ magnetic resonance imaging of electrochemical double-layer capacitors, Nat. Comm. 5, 2014, 4536,

A. J. Ilott, S. Chandrashekar, A. Klöckner, H. J. Chang, N. M. Trease, C. P. Grey, L. Greengard, A. Jerschow, Visualizing skin effects in conductors with MRI: 7Li MRI experiments and calculations, J. Magn. Reson, 245, 2014, 143-149,

G. Madelin, J.-S. Lee, R. R. Regatte, A. Jerschow, Sodium MRI: Methods and Applications, Prog. Nucl. Magn. Reson. Spectrosc., 79, 2014, 14-47,

J.-S. Lee, D. Xia, Y. Gea, A. Jerschow, R. R. Regatte, Concurrent saturation transfer contrast in in vivo brain by a uniform magnetization transfer MRI, Neuroimage, 95, 2014, 22-28,

P. C. Soon, X. Xu, B. Zhang, F. Gruppi, J. W. Canary, A. Jerschow, Hyperpolarization of amino acid precursors to neurotransmitters with parahydrogen induced polarization, Chem. Comm., 2013, DOI: 10.1039/c3cc40426a

R. R. Regatte, Y. Wu, L. Wang, N. Oensingmann, M. E. Schweitzer, A. Jerschow, G. Chang, Rapid Isotropic 3D-Sodium MRI of Knee Joint In-vivo at 7T. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging, 2009, 30, 606-614.

J.-S. Lee, R. R. Regatte, A. Jerschow, Optimal nuclear magnetic resonance excitation schemes for the central transition of a spin 3/2 in the presence of residual quadrupolar coupling J. Chem. Phys., 2008, 129, 224510,

C. S. Shekar, A. Jerschow*, Irreducible Spherical Tensor Analysis of Quadrupolar Nuclei Chem. Phys. Lett. 2008, 464, 235-239,

P. Rong, R. R. Regatte, A. Jerschow*, Clean Demarcation of Cartilage Tissue 23Na by Inversion Recovery, J. Magn. Reson. 2008, 193, 207–209.

W. Ling, R. R. Regatte, G. Navon, A. Jerschow*, Assessment of Glycosaminoglycan Concentration in Vivo by Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (gagCEST). Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 2008, 105, 2266-70.

NYU Whitehead Fellowship for Junior Faculty in the Biomedical and Biological Sciences, Erwin Schroedinger Fellowship (1997), Kepler International Program (1995), Wiley Prize: Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry Award (2010)

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