Dr. Jeffrey H Walton

Dr. Jeff Walton

Position Title
Technical Director

NMR Facility

University Of California, NMR Facility, 4303 Tupper Hall, Davis CA 95616


Ph. D., College of William and Mary, (Physics) 1989

M.S. University of Florida (Physics), 1983

B.S. University of Florida (Physics), 1980

Campus Affiliation: Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group

Research Interests:

Dr. Walton's research broadly encompasses magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging of materials.

Recent Publications:

Luo Y, W. H., Feng C, Xiao K, Yang X, Liu Q, Lin Ty, Zhang H, Walton JH, Ajena Y, Hu Y, Lam KS, Li Y (2017). "“One-Pot” Fabrication of Highly Versatile and Biocompatible Poly(vinyl alcohol)-porphyrin-based Nanotheranostics." Theranostics 7(16): 3901-3914.

Hilt, S., T. Tang, J. H. Walton, M. Budamagunta, I. Maezawa, T. Kalai, K. Hideg, V. Singh, H. Wulff, Q. Z. Gong, L. W. Jin, A. Louie and J. C. Voss (2017). "A Metal-Free Method for Producing MRI Contrast at Amyloid-beta." Journal of Alzheimers Disease 55(4): 1667-1681.

Atkins, T. M., J. H. Walton, M. P. Singh, S. Ganguly, O. Janka, A. Y. Louie and S. M. Kauzlarich (2017). "EPR and Structural Characterization of Water-Soluble Mn2+-Doped Si Nanoparticles." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121(3): 1948-1956.

Ng, K. F., S. Anderson, P. Mayo, H. H. Aung, J. H. Walton and J. C. Rutledge (2016). "Characterizing blood-brain barrier perturbations after exposure to human triglyceride-rich lipoprotein lipolysis products using MRI in a rat model." Magn Reson Med 76(4): 1246-1251.

Yu, O. Y., M. S. Judenhofer, J. H. Walton, J. Marik, S. P. Williams and S. R. Cherry (2015). "Simultaneous PET/MRI Imaging During Mouse Cerebral Hypoxia-ischemia." Jove-Journal of Visualized Experiments(103).

Walton, J. H., K. F. Ng, S. E. Anderson and J. C. Rutledge (2015). "MRI measurement of blood-brain barrier transport with a rapid acquisition refocused echo (RARE) method." Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 463(4): 479-482.

Peng, B. J., Y. Wu, S. R. Cherry and J. H. Walton (2014). "New shielding configurations for a simultaneous PET/MRI scanner at 7T." Journal of Magnetic Resonance 239(0): 50-56.

Pautler, B. G., C. A. Colla, R. L. Johnson, P. Klavins, S. J. Harley, C. A. Ohlin, D. A. Sverjensky, J. H. Walton and W. H. Casey (2014). "A High-Pressure NMR Probe for Aqueous Geochemistry." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 53(37): 9788-9791.

Li, Y., T.-y. Lin, Y. Luo, Q. Liu, W. Xiao, W. Guo, D. Lac, H. Zhang, C. Feng, S. Wachsmann-Hogiu, J. H. Walton, S. R. Cherry, D. J. Rowland, D. Kukis, C. Pan and K. S. Lam (2014). "A smart and versatile theranostic nanomedicine platform based on nanoporphyrin." Nat Commun 5.

Karuna, N., L. Zhang, J. H. Walton, M. Couturier, M. H. Oztop, E. R. Master, M. J. McCarthy and T. Jeoh (2014). "The impact of alkali pretreatment and post-pretreatment conditioning on the surface properties of rice straw affecting cellulose accessibility to cellulases." Bioresource Technology 167(0): 232-240.

Edwards, T., T. Endo, J. H. Walton and S. Sen (2014). "Observation of the transition state for pressure-induced BO3→ BO4 conversion in glass." Science 345(6200): 1027-1029.

O'Donnell, M. E., Y.-J. Chen, T. I. Lam, K. C. Taylor, J. H. Walton and S. E. Anderson (2013). "Intravenous HOE-642 reduces brain edema and Na uptake in the rat permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion model of stroke: evidence for participation of the blood-brain barrier Na/H exchanger." J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 33(2): 225-234.

Seo, Y., J. Willig-Onwuachi and J. H. Walton (2012). "Magnetic resonance thermal imaging combined with SMASH navigators in the presence of motion." Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics; Vol 13, No 4 (2012).

Reiter, D. A., F. A. Fathallah, R. T. Farouki and J. H. Walton (2012). "Noninvasive high resolution mechanical strain maps of the spine intervertebral disc using nonrigid registration of magnetic resonance images." Journal of biomechanics 45(8): 1534-1539.

Rakesh, V., A. K. Datta, J. H. Walton, K. L. McCarthy and M. J. McCarthy (2012). "Microwave combination heating: Coupled electromagnetics- multiphase porous media modeling and MRI experimentation." AIChE Journal 58(4): 1262-1278.

Fite, B. Z., Y. Liu, D. E. Kruse, C. F. Caskey, J. H. Walton, C.-Y. Lai, L. M. Mahakian, B. Larrat, E. Dumont and K. W. Ferrara (2012). "Magnetic Resonance Thermometry at 7T for Real-Time Monitoring and Correction of Ultrasound Induced Mild Hyperthermia." PLoS ONE 7(4): e35509.

Walton, J. H., R. S. Berry and F. Despa (2011). "Amyloid Oligomer Formation Probed by Water Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy." Biophysical Journal 100(9): 2302-2308.

Peng, B. J., J. H. Walton, S. R. Cherry and J. Willig-Onwuachi (2010). "Studies of the interactions of an MRI system with the shielding in a combined PET/MRI scanner." Physics in Medicine and Biology 55(1): 265-280.

Garcia, S., J. H. Walton, B. Armstrong, S. Han and M. J. McCarthy (2010). "L-band Overhauser dynamic nuclear polarization." Journal of Magnetic Resonance 203: 138-143.

Despa, S., F. Andronic, P. Thai, J. H. Walton, K. B. Margulies, D. M. Bers and F. Despa (2010). "Iapp Preamyloid Oligomers Accumulate in the Heart and Contribute to Cardiac Dysfunction in Type-2 Diabetes." Biophysical Journal 98(3, Supplement 1): 255a.

Chen, Y. J., T. I. Lam, S. E. Anderson, J. H. Walton and M. E. O'Donnell (2009). "Blood-brain barrier Na-K-Cl cotransporter and Na/H exchanger: therapeutic targets for ischemia-induced brain Na uptake and edema formation." Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 29: S489-S489.

Neu, C. P. and J. H. Walton (2008). "Displacement encoding for the measurement of cartilage deformation." Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 59(1): 149-155.