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Nico Pino

BA Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University


PhD Student in Chemistry (Chemical Biology)

Springborn Fellow


NIH Tissue Microenvironment (TiMe) TP Fellow



5. Rathnamalala C,* Pino NW,* Herrin B, Hooper M, Gwaltney S, Chan J, Scott C. Thienylpiperidine donor NIR xanthene-based dye for photoacoustic imaging. Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 7640–7644.

4. Smaga LP, Pino NW, Ibarra GE, Krishnamurthy V, Chan J. A photoactivatable formaldehyde donor with fluorescence monitoring reveals threshold to arrest cell migration. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 2, 680-684.

3. Anorma C,* Hedhli J,* Bearrood TE,* Pino NW, Gardner SH, Inaba H,  Zhang P, Li Y, Feng D, Dibrell SE, Kilian KA, Dobrucki LW, Fan TM and Chan J. Surveillance of cancer stem cell plasticity using an isoform-selective fluorescent probe for aldehyde dehydrogenase 1A1. ACS Cent. Sci. 2018, 4, 1045-1055.

2. Pino NW, Davis III J, Yu Z, and Chan J. NitroxylFluor: A thiol-based fluorescent probe for live-cell imaging of nitroxyl (HNO). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 18476-18479.


1. Nathan SR, Pino NW, Arduino DM, Perocchi F, MacMillan SN, Wilson JJ.  Synthetic methods for the preparation of a functional analogue of Ru360, a potent inhibitor of mitochondrial calcium uptake. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 3123-3126.


Select Awards

6. Pacifichem Student Research Competition Winner (2021)

5. DuPont GOLD Competition 2nd Place (2021)

4. James R. Beck Fellowship (2019)

3. Mark Pytosh Fellowship (2019) 

2. Graduate College Award for Academic Excellence (Spring 2018)

1. Merit Scholarship from John James Blackmore, Martha Dale, and H.A. Falconer Scholarship Funds

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