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Joe Forzano

BA Chemistry, Colby College


PhD Student in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry)


3. 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.


2. Lucero MY, Tang Y, Zhang CJ, Su S, Forzano JA, Garcia V, Huang X, Moreno D, Chan J. Activity-based photoacoustic probe for biopsy-free assessment of copper in murine models of Wilson’s disease and liver metastasis. PNAS 2021, 118, e2106943118.

1. Tapia Hernandez R, Forzano JA, Lucero MY, Anorma C, Chan J. Acoustogenic probes: A demonstration to introduce the photoacoustic effect via analyte sensing. J. Chem. Educ. 2021, 98, 2618–2624.

Select Awards

11. Third Best Poster Presentation, Hitchhiker's Guide to Biomolecular Galaxy (2024)

10. Hitchhiker's Guide to Biomolecular Galaxy Travel Award (2024)

9. ACS-Merck Travel Award (2024)

8. Pines Travel Award (2023)

7. DuPont Science and Engineering Fellowship (2022)

6. John and Margaret Witt Family Fellow (2021)

5. NSF Honorable Mention (2021)

4. Lebus Graduate Scholar Award (2020)

3. John C. Bailar Fellow (2020)

2. ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award (2019)

1. John C. Bailar Fellow (2019)

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