Thorsten Maly

Dr. Thorsten Maly is co-founder of Bridge12 Technologies, Inc. and serves as the Director of Scientific Instruments. He has over a decade of experience in the field of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), solid-state NMR and Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) spectroscopy. His expertise includes development and application of pulsed-EPR experiments to study electron transport proteins, instrumentation, application and theory of DNP as well as structural investigations of amyloid fibrils using solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory at MIT in the Group of Prof. Robert Griffin. He completed his master degree and doctoral thesis in the group of Prof. Thomas Prisner at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany.

Selected Publications

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Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP-NMR)

  1. Review: Th. Maly, G. T. Debelouchina, V. S. Bajaj, K.-N. Hu, C.-G. Joo, M. L. Mak-Jurkauskas, J. R. Sirigiri, P. C. A. van der Wel, J. Herzfeld, R. J. Temkin, and R. G. Griffin, Dynamic Nuclear Polarization at High Magnetic Fields, Journal of Chemical Physics, 2007, 128(5), 1-20 DOI: 10.1063/1.2833582
  2. A. Smith, B. Corzilius, A.B. Barnes, Th. Maly, R.G. Griffin, Solid Effect Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Pathways, Journal of Chemical Physics, 2012, 136(1), 015101-14, DOI: 10.1063/1.3670019
  3. Th. Maly, D. Cui, R. G. Griffin, A.-F. Miller, 1H Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Based on and Endogenous Radical, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2012, 116(24), 7055-7065, DOI: 10.1021/jp300539j
  4. Th. Maly, J.R. Sirigiri, Simplified THz Instrumentation for High-Field DNP-NMR Spectroscopy, Applied Magnetic Resonance, 2012, 43(1-2), 181-194, DOI: 10.1007/s00723-012-0360-7
  5. Th. Maly, A.-F. Miller and R.G. Griffin, In-situ High-Field Dynamic Nuclear Polarization - Direct and Indirect Polarization of 13C nuclei, ChemPhysChem, 2010, 11(5) 999-1001 DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200900908
  6. Th. Maly, L. B. Andreas, A. A. Smith and R. G. Griffin, 2H-DNP-enhanced 2H-13C solid-state NMR correlation spectroscopy, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2010 DOI: 10.1039/c003705b
  7. Y. Matsuki, Th. Maly, O. Ouari, H. Karoui, F. Moigne Le, E. Rizzato, S. Lyubenova, J. Herzfeld, T. F. Prisner, P. Tordo and R. G. Griffin, Dynamic Nuclear Polarization with a Rigid Biradical, Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2009, 48(27), 4996-5000 DOI: 10.1002/anie.200805940
  8. E. L. Dane, Th. Maly, G. T. Debelouchina, R. G. Griffin and T.M. Swager, Synthesis of a BDPA-TEMPO Biradical, Organic Letters, 2009, 11(9), 1871-1874, DOI: 10.1021/ol9001575
  9. Th. Maly, J. Bryant, D. Ruben and R. G. Griffin, A Field-Sweep/Field Lock System for Superconducting Magnets - Application to High-Field EPR, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 2006, 183, 322 - 326 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2006.09.012

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy

  1. M. J. Bayro, Th. Maly, N. R. Birkett, C. E. MacPhee, C. M. Dobson and R. G. Griffin, High-Resolutiion MAS NMR Analysis of PI3-SH3 Amyloid Fibrils: Backbone Conformation and Implications for Protofilament Assembly and Structure, Biochemistry, 2010, 49(35) 7474-7484 DOI: 10.1021/bi100864t
  2. M. J. Bayro, Th. Maly, N. R. Birkett, C. M. Dobson and R. G. Griffin, Long-Range Correlations between Aliphatic 13C Nuclei in Protein MAS NMR Spectroscopy, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2009, 48(31), 5708-5710 DOI: 10.1002/anie.200901520

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy

  1. Review: Th. Maly, K. Zwicker, A. Cernescu, U. Brandt and T. F. Prisner, New pulsed EPR methods and their application to characterize mitochondrial complex I, Biochim Biophys Acta, 2009, 1787(6), 584-592 DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2009.02.003
  2. Review: S. Lyubenova, Th. Maly, K. Zwicker, U. Brandt, B. Ludwig and T. Prisner, Multifrequency Pulsed Electron Paramagnetic Resonance on Metalloproteins, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2009, 43(2) 181-189 DOI: 10.1021/ar900050d
  3. Th. Maly and T. F. Prisner, Relaxation Filtered Hyperfine Spectroscopy (REFINE), Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 2004, 170 (1), 88 - 96 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2004.06.003
  4. Th. Maly, F. MacMillan, K. Zwicker, N. Kashani-Poor, U. Brandt and T. F. Prisner, Relaxation filtered hyperfine (REFINE) spectroscopy: A novel tool for studying overlapping biological EPR signals applied to mitochondrial Complex I, Biochemistry , 2004, 43 (13), 3969-3978 DOI: 10.1021/bi035865e
  5. P. Faller, Th. Maly, A. W. Rutherford and F. MacMillan, Chorophyll and Carotenoid Radicals in Photosystem II Studied by Pulsed ENDOR, Biochemistry, 2001, 40 (2), 320-326 DOI: 10.1021/bi002029l