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Alex Waters

Manager of Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Northwestern University

Position - Company  
Manager of MR Imaging, Acting Managing Director - Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging Northwestern University

I oversee the operations of the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI) in Northwestern University's Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP). My primary duties are operating our 7T and 9.4T MRI scanners, as well as overseeing general facility operations.

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Jun 2010 - Jul 2012
Manager of Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Northwestern University

Manager of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI). I oversee operation of our 9.4T and 7T Bruker MRI systems.

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Jun 2010 - Present
Degree - University  
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry - Northwestern University

Specialty: Design and testing of novel MR contrast agents, under Prof. Thomas Meade

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2008 - 2010
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering - Washington University in St. Louis

Specialized in MRI molecular imaging of angiogenesis in aortic valve disease under Drs. Samuel Wickline and Gregory Lanza

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2002 - 2008
BA, Applied Mathematics and Ecology - Harvard University 1998 - 2002
Publication Info
Correction to Gd(III)-Labeled Peptide Nanofibers for Reporting on Biomaterial Localization in Vivo. Preslar AT, Parigi G, McClendon MT, Sefick SS, Moyer TJ, Haney CR, Waters EA and 4 others ACS Nano. 9(11):11502. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.5b06496. November 24, 2015. View on PubMed.
Multimeric Near IR-MR Contrast Agent for Multimodal In Vivo Imaging. Harrison VS, Carney CE, MacRenaris KW, Waters EA, Meade TJ J Am Chem Soc. 137(28):9108-16. doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b04509. July 22, 2015. View on PubMed.
Towards non-invasive diagnostic imaging of early-stage Alzheimer's disease. Viola KL, Sbarboro J, Sureka R, De M, Bicca MA, Wang J, Vasavada S and 12 others Nat Nanotechnol. 10(1):91-8. doi: 10.1038/nnano.2014.254. January 2015. View on PubMed.
Synthesis and characterization of a porphyrazine-Gd(III) MRI contrast agent and in vivo imaging of a breast cancer xenograft model. Trivedi ER, Ma Z, Waters EA, Macrenaris KW, Subramanian R, Barrett AG, Meade TJ, Hoffman BM Contrast Media Mol Imaging. 9(4):313-22. doi: 10.1002/cmmi.1577. August 2014. View on PubMed.
Gd(III)-labeled peptide nanofibers for reporting on biomaterial localization in vivo. Preslar AT, Parigi G, McClendon MT, Sefick SS, Moyer TJ, Haney CR, Waters EA and 4 others ACS Nano. 8(7):7325-32. doi: 10.1021/nn502393u. July 22, 2014. View on PubMed.
High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging of ankle joints in murine arthritis discriminates inflammation and bone destruction in a quantifiable manner. Rose S, Waters EA, Haney CR, Meade CT, Perlman H Arthritis Rheum. 65(9):2279-89. doi: 10.1002/art.38030. September 2013. View on PubMed.
A novel mouse model that develops spontaneous arthritis and is predisposed towards atherosclerosis. Rose S, Eren M, Murphy S, Zhang H, Thaxton CS, Chowaniec J, Waters EA, Meade TJ, Vaughan DE, Perlman H Ann Rheum Dis. 72(1):89-95. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2012-201431. January 2013. View on PubMed.
Protein polymer MRI contrast agents: Longitudinal analysis of biomaterials in vivo. Karfeld-Sulzer LS, Waters EA, Kohlmeir EK, Kissler H, Zhang X, Kaufman DB, Barron AE, Meade TJ Magn Reson Med. 65(1):220-8. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22587. January 2011. View on PubMed.
Synthesis and characterization of new porphyrazine-Gd(III) conjugates as multimodal MR contrast agents. Song Y, Zong H, Trivedi ER, Vesper BJ, Waters EA, Barrett AG, Radosevich JA, Hoffman BM, Meade TJ Bioconjug Chem. 21(12):2267-75. doi: 10.1021/bc1002828. December 15, 2010. View on PubMed.
Multivalent protein polymer MRI contrast agents: controlling relaxivity via modulation of amino acid sequence. Karfeld-Sulzer LS, Waters EA, Davis NE, Meade TJ, Barron AE Biomacromolecules. 11(6):1429-36. doi: 10.1021/bm901378a. June 14, 2010. View on PubMed.
Requests for cancer prevention information: the cancer information service (2002-2006). Sullivan HW, Finney Rutten LJ, Waters EA J Cancer Educ. 25(1):16-22. doi: 10.1007/s13187-009-0003-3. March 2010. View on PubMed.
Gd(III)-nanodiamond conjugates for MRI contrast enhancement. Manus LM, Mastarone DJ, Waters EA, Zhang XQ, Schultz-Sikma EA, Macrenaris KW, Ho D, Meade TJ Nano Lett. 10(2):484-9. doi: 10.1021/nl903264h. February 10, 2010. View on PubMed.
Perceived risk, trust and health-related quality of life among cancer survivors. Waters EA, Arora NK, Klein WM, Han PK Ann Behav Med. 39(1):91-7. doi: 10.1007/s12160-010-9163-y. February 2010. View on PubMed.
Prevalence of tamoxifen use for breast cancer chemoprevention among U.S. women. Waters EA, Cronin KA, Graubard BI, Han PK, Freedman AN Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 19(2):443-6. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-09-0930. February 2010. View on PubMed.
Highly dispersible, superparamagnetic magnetite nanoflowers for magnetic resonance imaging. Hu F, Macrenaris KW, Waters EA, Schultz-Sikma EA, Eckermann AL, Meade TJ Chem Commun (Camb). 46(1):73-5. doi: 10.1039/b916562b. January 7, 2010. View on PubMed.
Detection of targeted perfluorocarbon nanoparticle binding using 19F diffusion weighted MR spectroscopy. Waters EA, Chen J, Yang X, Zhang H, Neumann R, Santeford A, Arbeit J, Lanza GM, Wickline SA Magn Reson Med. 60(5):1232-6. doi: 10.1002/mrm.21794. November 2008. View on PubMed.
Detection and quantification of angiogenesis in experimental valve disease with integrin-targeted nanoparticles and 19-fluorine MRI/MRS. Waters EA, Chen J, Allen JS, Zhang H, Lanza GM, Wickline SA J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 10:43. doi: 10.1186/1532-429X-10-43. September 25, 2008. View on PubMed.
Contrast agents for MRI. Waters EA, Wickline SA Basic Res Cardiol. 103(2):114-21. doi: 10.1007/s00395-008-0711-6. March 2008. View on PubMed.
Correlation analysis of stenotic aortic valve flow patterns using phase contrast MRI. Waters EA, Caruthers SD, Wickline SA Ann Biomed Eng. 33(7):878-87. July 2005. View on PubMed.
MRI-determined left ventricular "crescent effect": a consequence of the slight deviation of contents of the pericardial sack from the constant-volume state. Waters EA, Bowman AW, Kovács SJ Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 288(2):H848-53. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00744.2004. October 14, 2004. View on PubMed.
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