Paul Ellison

  • Program Years: 2007-2011
  • Academic Institution: University of California, Berkeley
  • Field of Study: Physical Chemistry
  • Academic Advisor: Heino Nitsche
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2008)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Nuclear Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2011
    B.S. Chemistry, Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, 2006
  • Current Status

  • Status: Assistant Scientist
  • Research Area: Nuclear and radiochemistry

Publications

Ellison, P.A., Cavagnero, S., "Role of Unfolded State Heterogeneity and En-Route Ruggedness in Protein Folding Kinetics." Protein Science, 15(3): 564-582, DOI: 10.1110/ps.051758206, (2006).

Kurt, N., Mounce, B.C., Ellison, P.A., and Cavagnero, S. "Residue-Specific Contact Order and Contact Breadth in Single-Domain Proteins: Implications for Folding as a Function of Chain Elongation." Biotechnology Progress, 24(3): 570-575, DOI: 10.1021/bp070475v, (2008).

Mounce, B.C., Kurt, N., Ellison, P.A., and Cavagnero, S. "Nonrandom Distribution of Intramolecular Contacts in Native Single-Domain Proteins." PROTEINS: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics, 75(2): 404-412, DOI: 10.1002/prot.22258, (2008).

Gates, J.M., Nelson, S.L., Gregorich, K.E., Dragojevic, I., Duellmann, Ch.E., Ellison, P.A., Folden III, C.M., Garcia, M.A., Stavsetra, L., Sudowe, R., Hoffman, D.C., and Nitsche, H. "Comparison of reactions for the production of 258,257Db: 208Pb(51V,xn) and 209Bi(50Ti,xn)." Physical Review C, 78(3), 034604, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.78.034604, (2008).

Dragojevic, I., Gregorich, K.E., Duellmann, Ch.E., Dvorak, J., Ellison, P.A., Gates, J.M., Nelson, S.L., Stavsetra, L., and Nitsche, H. "New Isotope 263Hs." Physical Review C, 79(1), 011602, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.79.011602, (2009).

Gates, J.M., Dragojevic, I., Dvorak, J., Ellison, P.A., Gregorich, K.E., Stavsetra, L., and Nitsche, H. "Excitation function for the 74Se(18O,p3n)88gNb reaction." Radiochimica Acta, 97(2): 79-82, DOI: 10.1524/ract.2009.1582, (2009).

Nelson, S.L., Gregorich, K.E., Dragojevic, I., Dvorak, J., Ellison, P.A., Garcia, M.A., Gates, J.M., Stavsetra, L., Ali, M.N., Nitsche, H. "Comparison of complimentary reactions in the production of Mt." Physical Review C, 79(2), 027605, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.79.027605, (2009).

Jeppesen, H.B., Dragojevic, I., Clark, R.M., Gregorich, K.E., Ali, M.N., Allmond, J.M., Beausang, C.W., Bleuel, D.L., Cromaz, M., Deleplanque, M.A., Ellison, P.A., Fallon, P., Garcia, M.A., Gates, J.M., Greene, J.P., Gros, S., Lee, I.Y., Macchiavelli, A.O., Nelson, S.L., Nitsche, H., Pavan, J.R., Stavsetra, L., Stephens, F.S., Wiedeking, M. "Multi-Quasiparticle States in 256Rf." Physical Review C, 79(3): 031303, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.79.031303, (2009).

Gates, J.M., Sudowe, R., Stavsetra, L., Ali, M.N., Calvert, M.G., Dragojevic, I., Ellison, P.A., Garcia, M.A., Gharibyan, N., Gregorich, K.E., Nelson, S.L., Neumann, S.H., Parsons-Moss, T., and Nitsche, H. "Extraction of niobium and tantalum isotopes using organophosphorus compounds -- Part I -- Extraction of 'carrier-free' metal concentrations from HCl solutions." Radiochimica Acta, 97(3): 167-172, DOI: 10.1524/ract.2009.1583, (2009).

Gates, J.M., Stavsetra, L., Sudowe, R., Ali, M.N., Calvert, M.G., Dragojevic, I., Dvorak, J., Dvorakova, Z., Ellison, P.A., Garcia, M.A., Gregorich, K.E., Nelson, S.L., Parsons-Moss, T., and Nitsche, H. "Extraction of niobium and tantalum isotopes using organophosphorus compounds -- Part II -- Extraction of'carrier-free' concentrations from HCl/LiCl solutions." Radiochimica Acta, 97(3): 173-176, DOI: 10.1524/ract.2009.1584, (2009).

Jeppesen, H.B., Clark, R.M., Gregorich, K.E., Afanasjev, A.V., Ali, M.N., Allmond, J.M., Beausang, C.W., Cromaz, M., Deleplanque, M.A., Dragojevic, I., Dvorak, J., Ellison, P.A., Fallon, P., Garcia, M.A., Gates, J.M., Gros, S., Lee, I.Y., Macchiavelli, A.O., Nelson, S.L., Nitsche, H., Stavsetra, L., Stephens, F.S., and Wiedeking, M. "High-K multi-quasiparticle states and rotational bands in 255Lr." Physical Review C, 80(3): 034324, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.80.034324, (2009).

Stavsetra, L., Gregorich, K.E., Dvorak, J., Ellison, P.A., Dragojevic, I., Garcia, M.A., and Nitsche, H., "Independent verification of element 114 production in the 48Ca + 242Pu reaction." Physical Review Letters, 103(13): 132502, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.132502, (2009).

Clark, R.M., Gregorich, K.E., Berryman, J.S., Ali, M.N., Allmond, J.M., Beausang, C.W., Cromaz, M., Deleplanque, M.A., Dragojevic, I., Dvorak, J., Ellison, P.A., Fallon, P., Garcia, M.A., Gates, J.M., Gros, S., Jeppesen, H.B., Kaji, D., Lee, I.Y., Macchiavelli, A.O., Morimoto, K., Nitsche, H., Paschalis, S., Petri, M., Stavsetra, L., Stephens, F.S., Watanabe, H., and Wiedeking, M. "High-K Multi-Quasiparticle States in 254No." Physics Letters B, 690(1): 19, DOI:10.1016/j.physletb.2010.04.079, (2010).

Duellmann, Ch.E., Schaedel, M., Yakushev, A., Tuerler, A., Eberhardt, K., Kratz, J.V., Ackermann, D., Andersson, L.-L., Block, M., Bruechle, W., Dvorak, J., Essel, H., Ellison, P.A., Even, J., Gates, J.M., Gorshkov, A., Graeger, R., Gregorich, K.E., Hartmann, W., Herzberg, R.-D., Hessberger., F.P., Hild, D., Huebner, A., Jaeger, E., Khuyagbaatar, J., Kindler, B., Krier, J., Kurz, N., Lahiri, S., Liebe, D., Lommel, B., Maiti, M., Nitsche, H., Omtvedt, J.P., Parr, E., Rudolph, D., Runke, J., Schausten, B., Schimpf, E., Semchenkov, A., Steiner, J., Thoerle-Pospiech, P., Uusitalo, J., Wegrzecki, M., and Wiehl, N. "Production and Decay of Element 114: High Cross Sections and the New Nucleus 277Hs." Physical Review Letters, 104(25): 252701, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.252701, (2010).

Berryman, J.S., Clark, R.M., Gregorich, K.E., Allmond, J.M., Bleuel, D.L., Cromaz, M., Dragojevic, I., Dvorak, J., Ellison, P.A., Fallon, P., Garcia, M.A., Gros, S., Lee, I.Y., Macchiavelli, H. Nitsche, A.O., Paschalis, S., Petri, M., Qian, J., Stoyer, M.A., and Wiedeking, M. "Electromagnetic decays of excited states in 261Sg (Z = 106) and 257Rf (Z = 104)." Physical Review C, 81(6): 064325, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.81.064325, (2010).

Ellison, P.A., Gregorich, K.E., Berryman, J.S., Bleuel, D.L., Clark, R.M., Dragojevic, I., Dvorak, J., Fallon, P., Fineman-Sotomayor, C., Gates, J.M., Gothe, O.R., Lee, I.Y., Loveland, W.D., McLaughlin, J.P., Paschalis, S., Petri, M., Stavsetra, L., Wiedeking, M., and Nitsche, H. "New Superheavy Element Isotopes: 242Pu(48Ca,5n)285-114." Physical Review Letters, 105(18) 182701, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.182701, (2010).

Gates, J.M., Duellmann, Ch.E., Schaedel, M., Yakushev, A., Tuerler, A, Eberhardt, K., Kratz, J.V., Ackermann, D., Andersson, L.-L., Block, M., Bruechle, W., Dvorak, J., Essel, H.G., Ellison, P. A., Even, J., Forsberg, U., Gellanki, J., Gorshkov, A., Graeger, R., Gregorich, K. E., Hartmann, W., Herzberg, R.-D., Hessberger, F. P., Hild, D., Huebner, A., Jaeger, E., Khuyagbaatar, J., Kindler, B. Krier, J., Kurz, N., Lahiri, S., Liebe, D., Lommel, B. Maiti, M. Nitsche, H., Omtvedt, J. P., Parr, E., Rudolph, D., Runke, J., Schaffner, H., Schausten, B., Schimpf, E., Semchenkov, A., Steiner, J., Thoerle-Pospiech, P., Uusitalo, J., Wegrzecki, M. and Wiehl, N. "First superheavy element experiments at the GSI recoil separator TASCA: The production and decay of element 114 in the 244Pu(48Ca,3-4n) reaction." Physical Review C 83(5), 054618, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.83.054618, (2011).

P.A. Ellison, T.E. Barnhart, J.W. Engle, R.J. Nickles, O.T. DeJesus, Production and chemical isolation procedure of positron-emitting isotopes of arsenic for environmental and medical applications, AIP Conference Proceedings 1509, 135 (2012).

F. Chen, P.A. Ellison, C.M. Lewis, H. Hong, Y. Zhang, S. Shi, R. Hernandez, M.E. Meyerand, T.E. Barnhart, W. Cai, "Chelator-Free Synthesis of a Dual-Modality PET/MRI Agent." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52(50): 13319-23 (2013).

J. Runke, Ch. E. Düllmann, K. Eberhardt, P. A. Ellison, K. E. Gregorich, S. Hofmann, E. Jäger, B. Kindler, J. V. Kratz, J. Krier, B. Lommel, C. Mokry, H. Nitsche, J. B. Roberto, K. P. Rykaczewski, M. Schädel, P. Thörle-Pospiech, N. Trautmann, A. Yakushev, "Preparation of actinide targets for the synthesis of the heaviest elements." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 299(2) 1081-1084 (2014).

P.A. Ellison, J.P. McLaughlin, L. Stavsetra, K.E. Gregorich, and H. Nitsche, "Measurement of the 240Am production cross section via proton irradiation of 242Pu" Radiochim. Acta 102, 561 (2014).

R. Chakravarty, H.F. Valdovinos, F. Chen, C.M. Lewis, P.A. Ellison, H. Luo, M.E. Meyerand, R.J. Nickles, and W. Cai, "Intrinsically Germanium-68-Labeled Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Synthesis and In Vivo Dual-Modality PET/MR Imaging" Adv. Mat. 26, 5119 (2014).

A.K. Converse, E.O. Ahlers, T.W. Bryan, J.D. Hetue, K.A. Lake, P.A. Ellison, J.W. Engle, T.E. Barnhart, R.J. Nickles, P.H. Williams, and O.T. DeJesus, "Mathematical modeling of positron emission tomography (PET) data to assess radiofluoride transport in living plants following petiolar administration" Plant Meth. 11:18 (2015).

S.A. Graves, R. Hernandez, J. Fonslet, C.G. England, H.F. Valdovinos, P.A. Ellison, T.E. Barnhart, D.R. Elema, C.P. Theuer, W. Cai, R.J. Nickles, and G.W. Severin, "Novel Preparation Methods of 52Mn for ImmunoPET Imaging" Bioconjug. Chem. 26:2118 (2015).

P.A. Ellison, T.E. Barnhart, F. Chen, H. Hong, Y. Zhang, C.P

Awards

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation Young Investigator Award, 2nd place, June 2014.
20th International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Travel Bursary Award, May 2013.
14th International Workshop on Targetry and Target Chemistry postdoctoral bursary, August 2012.
DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellow, Fall 2007 - Spring 2011.
2009-2010 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship (Summer '03, Summer '04)
Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship (Fall '02 - Spring '06)