Center for In Vivo Metabolism UTSW
Crystal Harrison, PhD

Research Scientist

Personal Statment

Dr. Harrison has a long academic history with magnetic resonance (MR), metabolism, and hyperpolarization (HP). She came to UT Southwestern as a graduate student and studied the metabolic flux of pyruvate through PDH, LDH, and ALT in isolated hearts and cancer cells using hyperpolarized pyruvate. Now she is in charge of the operation and maintenance of the clinical hyperpolarizer, the SPINlab. Dr. Harrison helps to coordinate between the pharmacy, the nursing staff, the MR technologists, and the investigators for all HP human studies. She is also a key contributor in experimental design and is the contact person SPINlab related inquiries.

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