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The Beak-Pines Organic Area Allerton Conference is an annual event held at Allerton Park twenty miles south of Champaign. At the conference, one student from each UIUC organic chemistry research group presents an oral presentation, and two students from each group present their work in the form of a poster. At the end of the day, awards are presented for outstanding presentations. Below is a history of Chan Lab presentations at the Allerton conference. 

Chan Lab Presentations


Oral Presentation

Lukas P. Smaga

A Chemical Tool for the Study of Concentration-Dependent Formaldehyde Biology

Poster Presentations

Lucas D. Akin The First Small Molecule-Activated Ultrasound Contrast Agent for Imaging Cancer

Christopher J. Reinhardt Photoacoustic Contrast Agent Optimization Enables Cancer-Derived Nitric Oxide Imaging 


Oral Presentation

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Christopher J. Reinhardt

Development of Photoacoustic Probes for the Detection of Nitric Oxide


Poster Presentations

Melissa Lucero In Vivo Ratiometric Photoacoustic Imaging of Copper (I)

Effie Y. Zhou Near-Infrared Photoactivatable Nitric Oxide Donors with Integrated Photoacoustic Monitoring


Oral Presentation

Hailey J. Knox

Development of N-Oxide-Based Probes for Photoacoustic Imaging of Hypoxia

Verbanac Award

Poster Presenations

Thomas E. Bearrood Exploring the Cancer Stem Cell Hypothesis Using a Probe for ALDH1A1  

Nicholas W. Pino A New Method for Detecting Nitroxyl Inspired by the Natural Reactivity  of HNO with Proteins


Oral Presentation

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Thomas E. Bearrood

Development of Light-Responsive Metal Chelators and Fluorescent Indicators to Probe Calcium Oscillation

Poster Presentations

Hailey J. Knox Applications of Photoacoustic Imaging for Hypoxia Detection and Image-Guided Drug Delivery

Christopher J. Reinhardt Towards the Development of Analyte-Specific Probes for In Vivo Nitric Oxide Imaging 


Oral Presentation

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Hao Li

Beyond Optical Imaging: Acoustogenic Probes for Deep Tissue Analyte Detection


Poster Presentations

Aaron Roth Towards Reaction-Based Fluorescent Probes for Reactive Carbonyl Species

Lukas P. Smaga Combining Light and Sound: Acoustogenic Probes for the Detection of Hypoxia and ALP Activity in Cancer

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