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Chelsea Swartchick

BSc Chemistry, University of Portland


PhD Student in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry)



4. Berg, A, Swartchick CB, Forrest N, Chavarria M, Deem MC, Sillin AN, Li Y, Riscoe TM, Nilsen A, Riscoe MK, Wood WJL. 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinones with 3-alkyldiarylether groups: synthesis and Plasmodium falciparum inhibitory activity. Future Med. Chem. 2022, 14  1611.


3. Swartchick CB, Chan J. Leveraging coordination chemistry to visualize metal ions via photoacoustic imaging. Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 2022, Under Review.

2. Rathnamalala CSL, Hernandez S, Lucero MY, Swartchick CB, Shaik AK, Hammer NI, East AK, Gwaltney SR, Chan J, Scott CN. Xanthene-based nitric oxide-responsive nanosensor for photoacoustic imaging in the SWIR window. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, In Revision.

1. Zhao Z, Swartchick C, Chan J. Targeted contrast agents and activatable probes for photoacoustic imaging of cancer. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2022, 51, 829-868.

Select Awards

3. Reinhart Fellowship (2022)

2. Illinois Chemistry Enta Fellowship (2019)

1. KSU Undergraduate Research Symposium Best Poster Presentation (2018)

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