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Chelsea Swartchick

BSc Chemistry, University of Portland


PhD Student in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry)

Beckman Institute Graduate Fellow



6. Swartchick CB, Wenger L, Tapia Hernandez R, Lee MC, and Chan J.* Submitted. 2024.

5. Bandyopadhyay S, Zhao Z, East AK, Tapia Hernandez R, Forzano JA, Shapiro BA, Yadav AK, Swartchick CB, Chan J.* An activity-based nitric oxide-responsive porphyrin for site-selective and nascent cancer ablation. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2024, 16, 8, 9680–9689.


4. Swartchick CB, Chan J. Leveraging coordination chemistry to visualize metal ions via photoacoustic imaging. Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 2023, Accepted.

3. 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. 2023, e202214855.

2. 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.

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

8. RC Fuson Travel Award (2024)

7. Vanderveer Voorhees Original Research Proposal Award  (2023)

6. Chicago AACC Education Award (2023)

5. SYCL Travel Grant (2023)

4. TiMe Day Outstanding Poster Award (2023)

3. Reinhart Fellowship (2022)

2. Illinois Chemistry Enta Fellowship (2019)

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

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