Douglas E Befroy DPhil

Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology and in Medicine (Endocrinology)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchDiagnostic Radiology: Bioimaging Sciences: Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy | Internal Medicine: Endocrinology

Research Interests

Development of novel Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) techniques more...


  • B.A., University of Oxford, 1996
  • M.A., University of Oxford, 1998
  • D.Phil., University of Oxford, 2000

Selected Publications

  • Assessment of in vivo mitochondrial metabolism by magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Befroy DE, Falk Petersen K, Rothman DL, Shulman GI. Methods Enzymol. 2009;457:373-93.
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy studies of human metabolism. Befroy DE, Shulman GI. Diabetes. 2011 May;60(5):1361-9.
  • DE Befroy, KF Petersen, S Dufour, GF Mason, DL Rothman and GI Shulman. Increased Substrate Oxidation and Mitochondrial Uncoupling in Skeletal Muscle of Endurance Trained Individuals. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105:16701-16706, 2008. PMID: 18936488.



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