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Effie Zhou

BSc Chemistry, University of California Berkeley


PhD Student in Chemistry (Chemical Biology)

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Springborn Fellow




8. Zhou EY, Knox HJ, Reinhardt CJ, Partipilo G, Chan J. Near-infrared photoactivatable nitric oxide donors with photoacoustic readout. Methods in Enzymology 2020, 641, 113-147.

7. Zhou EY, Knox HJ, Liu C, Zhao W, Chan J. A conformationally-restricted aza-BODIPY platform for stimulus-responsive probes with enhanced photoacoustic properties. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 17601-17609. 

6. Zhou EY, Knox HJ, Reinhardt CJ, Partipilo G, Nilges M, and Chan J. Near-infrared photoactivatable nitric oxide donors with integrated photoacoustic monitoring. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 11686-11697.

5. Reinhardt CJ, Zhou EY, Jorgensen MD, Partipilo G, and Chan J. A ratiometric acoustogenic probe for in vivo imaging of endogenous nitric oxide. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 1011-1018.


4. Knight AS, Kulkarni RU, Zhou EY, Franke JM, Miller EM, Francis MB. A modular platform to develop peptoid-based selective fluorescent metal sensors. Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 3477-3480. 


3. Knight AS, Zhou EY, Francis MB. Development of peptoid-based ligands for the removal of cadmium from biological media. Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 4042-4048.


2. Knight AS, Zhou EY, Francis MB, Zuckermann RN. Sequence programmable peptoid polymers for diverse materials applications. Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 5665–5691.


1. Knight AS, Zhou EY, Pelton JG, Francis MB. Selective chromium(VI) ligands identified using combinatorial peptoid libraries. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 17488–17493.


Select Awards

3. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2015)

2. Cason Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry (2014)

1. Amgen Scholarship (2014)

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