Cynthia M. Dupureur, Interim Department Chair
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Dr. Luo received Ph.D. degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and St Jude Children's Research Hospital prior to joining the UM-St. Louis faculty as Research Assistant Professor in the Spring of 2005 and was promoted to Research Associate Professor in 2013.
Dr. Luo's research interests involve the use of NMR techniques for generating three-dimensional structural and dynamical information on biological macromolecules, organic compounds, and organometallic complexes. NMR is being increasingly applied in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, medicine, physics and materials science. Currently, Dr. Luo is the Director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility. Current research interests also include collaboration with scientists in solving problems on all these and related subjects using NMR spectroscopy, as well as development of techniques and implementation of new NMR experiments for users at different areas.
LC-HRMS and NMR Analysis of Lyophilized Acmella oleracea Capitula, Leaves and Stems,″ D. Monroe, R. Luo, K. Tran, K. M. Richards, A. F. Barbosa, M. G. de Carvalho, A. U. O Sabaa-Srur and R. E. Smith, Nat. Prod. J. 2016 6, 116.
Phytochemicals and botanical extracts regulate NF-κB and Nrf2/ARE reporter activities in DI TNC1 astrocytes,″ D. Ajit, A. Simonyi, R. Li, Z. Chen, M. Hannink, K. L. Fritsche, V. V. Mossine, R. E. Smith, T. K. Dobbs and R. Luo et al. Neurochem. Int. 2016, 97, 49.
Neurotoxicity of dietary supplements from Annonaceae species,″ M. Hoellerhage, T. W. Roesler, M. Berjas, R. Luo, K. Tran, K. M. Richards, A. U. Sabaa-Srur, J. G. S. Maia,M. R. de Moraes, H. T. Godoy, Helena et al. Int. J. Toxicol. 2015, 34, 543.
Using NMR to Develop New Allosteric and Allo-Network Drugs,″ R. E. Smith, K. Tran, K. M. Richards and R. Luo, Curr. Drug Disc. Technol. 2015, 12, 193.
Dietary Carbohydrates that Modulate the Immune System,″ R. E. Smith, K. Tran, K. M. Richards and R. Luo, Clin. Immunol, Endoc, & Metab. Drugs, 2015, 2, 35.
Chemical and nutritional analysis of seeds from purple and white a¸ca´i (Euterpe oleracea Mart.),″ W. Wycoff, R. Luo, A. G. Schauss, J. Neal-Kababick, A. O. U. Sabaa-Srur, J. G. S. Maia, K. Tran, K. M. Richards and R. E. Smith, J. Food Comp. & Anal. 2015, 41, 181.
"Determination of neurotoxic acetogenins in Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) fruit by LC-HRMS", R. A. Levine, K. M Richards, K. Tran R. Luo, A. L. Thomas and R. E. Smith, J. Ag. Food, Chem. 2015, 63, 1053.
Improved Extraction of Soluble Solids from Fruits″, K. M. Richards, K. Tran, R. A. Levine, R. Luo G. M. Maia, A. U. O. Sabaa-Srur, H. T. Godoy, M. A. Chaves and R. E. Smith, Nat. Prod. J. 2014, 4, 201.
Standards of Identity and Quality of Açaí″, R. E. Smith, K. Tran, K. M. Richards, R. Luo and W. Wycoff, Revista Magistra 2014, 26, 2323.
Methods of Analyzing Brazilian Fruits″, R. E. Smith, K. Tran, K. M. Richards, R. Luo and W. Wycoff, Revista Magistra 2014, 26, 1953.
;Bioactive Acetogenins in Brazilian Fruits″, R. E. Smith, K. Tran, K. M. Richards and R. Luo, Revista Magistra 2014, 26, 626.
"NMR Analysis of potentially neurotoxic annonaceous fruits", R. Luo, J. G. Maia, M. R, de Moraes, H. T Godoy, A. A. U Sabaa-Srur, K. Tran, K. M Richards, D. M Monroe, R. H Vocque, and R. E. Smith, Nat. Prod. Journal 2013,3, 230
"Distinguishing Components in Brazilian Acai (Euterpe oleraceae Mart.) and in Products Obtained in the USA by Using NMR," R. Luo, K. Tran, R. A. Levine, S. M. Nickols, D. M. Monroe, A. U. O. Sabaa-Srur and R. E. Smith, Nat. Prod. Journal, 2012, 2, 86.
"Proposed Benchmark Methods for Analyzing Acai (Euterpe oleraceae Mart.)," R. E. Smith, J. Eaker, K. Tran, C. Smith, D. M. Monroe, E. M. da Silva Menezes, A. U. O. Sabaa-Srur, R. Luo, W. Wycoff and W. H. Fales, The Natural Products Journal, 2012, 2,76.
"Prediction of solubility of drugs and other compounds in organic solvents.", M. H.Abraham, R. E. Smith, R. Luchtefeld,A. J. Boorem, R. Luo and W. E. Acree, Jr. J. Pharm. Sci. 2010, 99, 1500.