Selena Hernandez

BSc Chemistry, UCLA


PhD Student in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry)



6. Rathnamalala CSL,* Hernandez S,* Lucero MY, Swartchick CB, Shaik AK, Hammer NI, East AK, Gwaltney SR, Chan J, Scott CN. 2022, Submitted.

5. Kataki-Anastasakou, A, Hernandez, S, Sletten, E. M. Cell-surface Labeling via Bioorthogonal Host–Guest Chemistry. ACS Chem. Biol2021, 16, 14.

4. Kataki-Anastasakou A, Axtell J, Hernandez S, Dziedzic R, Balaich G, Rheingold A, Spokoyny A, Sletten E. Carborane guests for cucurbit[7]uril facilitate strong binding and on demand removal. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 20513–20518.


3. Yadav AK, Hernandez S, Su S, Chan J. Acoustic-based chemical tools for profiling the tumor microenvironment. Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 2020, 57, 114-121

2.  Sun D, Poddar S, Pan RD, Valkenburgh JV, Rosser E, Abt E, Lok V, Capri J, Hernandez S, Song J, Li J, Vergnes L, Cabebe A, Armstrong W, Plamthottam S, Steele D, Osto C, Stuparu A, Le T, Reue K, Damoiseaux R, Czernin J, Jung M, Radu C. Isoquinoline thiosemicarbazone displays potent anticancer activity with in vivo efficacy against aggressive leukemias. RSC Med. Chem., 2020, 11, 392-410. 

1. Plamthottam S, Sun D, Valkenburgh JV, Valenzuela J, Ruehle B, Steele D, Poddar S, Marshalik M, Hernandez S, Radu CG, Zink JI. Activity and electrochemical properties: Iron complexes of the anticancer drug triapine and its analogs. J. Biol. Inorg. Chem., 2019, 24, 621-632. 

Select Awards

3. SCS Teaching Award (2021)

2. Sloan Scholar (2019)

1. UCLA Dean's Prize for Undergraduate Research (2019)