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Hailey Knox

BSc Chemistry, University of Idaho


PhD Student in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry)

Beckman Institute Graduate Fellow

NIH Tissue Microenvironment (TiMe) TP Fellow



10. 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.

9. Hedhli J, Kim MW, Knox HJ, Cole JA, Huynh T, Schuelke M, Dobrucki IT, Kalinowski L, Chan J, Sinusas AJ, Insana MF, Dobrucki LW. Imaging the landmarks of vascular recovery. Theranostics 2020, 10, 1733-1745.

8. 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. Soc2019, 141, 17601-17609. 

7. Chen M, Knox HJ, Liu W, Tang Y, Chan J, Yao J. Simultaneous photoacoustic imaging of hemodynamic and tissue hypoxia. Opt. Lett. 2019, 44, 3773-3776. 

6. Fathi P, Knox HJ, Sar D, Tripathi I, Misra SK, Ostadhossein F, Esch MB, Chan J, Pan D. Biodegradable biliverdin nanoparticles for efficient photoacoustic imaging. ACS Nano. 2019, 13, 7690-7704.

5. Knox HJ and Chan J. Acoustogenic probes: A new frontier in photoacoustic imaging. Acc. Chem. Res. 201851, 2897-2905.

4. 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.

3. Knox HJ, Kim TW, Zhu Z, and Chan J. Photophysical tuning of N-oxide-based probes enables ratiometric photoacoustic imaging of tumor hypoxia. ACS Chem. Biol. 2018, 13, 1838-1843.


2. Knox HJ, Hedhli J, Kim TW, Khalili K, Dobrucki L, and Chan J. A bioreducible N-oxide-based probe for photoacoustic imaging of hypoxia. Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 1794.


1. Jones-Mensah E, Nickerson LA, Deobald JL, Knox HJ, Ertel AB, Magolan J. Cerium-free Luche reduction directed by rehydrated alumina. Tetrahedron 2016, 72, 3748-3753.

Select Awards

9. Voorhees Original Research Proposal Award (2019)

8. Bioorganic GRC Oustanding Poster Presentation Award (2019)

7. EMIM Outstanding Poster Presentation Award (2019)

6. TiMe Symposium Outstanding Poster Presentation Award (2018)

5. R. C. Fuson Travel Award (Spring 2018)

4. Verbanac Graduate Organic Chemistry Award (Fall 2017)

3. Department of Chemistry Teaching Excellence Fellowship (2017)

2. Gilead Scientific Internship - Medicinal Chemistry (2014)

1. Hill Research Fellowship (2013)

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