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Zhenxiang Zhao

Zhenxiang Zhao

BSc Chemistry, Nankai University

PhD Student in Chemistry (Chemical Biology)


6. Yadav AK, Zhao Z, Weng Y, Gardner SH, Brady CJ, Pichardo Peguero OD, Chan J. Hydrolysis-resistant ester-based linkers for development of activity-based NIR bioluminescence probes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 2, 1460–1469.

5. Lucero MY, Gardner SH, Yadav AK, Borri A, Zhao Z, Chan J. Activity-based photoacoustic probes reveal elevated intestinal MGL and FAAH activity in a murine model of obesity. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202211774.

4. Zhao Z, Swartchick C, Chan J. Targeted contrast agents and activatable probes for photoacoustic imaging of cancer. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2022, 51, 829-868.

3. Deng Z, Zhao Z, He G, Chen G. Photoredox-mediated mono-and difluorination of remote unactivated methylene C(sp3)–H bonds of N-alkyl sulfonamides. Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 3631–3635.

2. Flood DT, Zhang X, Fu X, Zhao Z, Asai S, Sanchez BB, Sturgell EJ, Vantourout JC, Richardson P, Flanagan M, Piotrowski DW, Kölmel DK, Wan J, Tsai M-H, Chen JS, Baran PS, Dawson PE. RASS‐enabled S/P−C and S−N bond formation for DEL synthesis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 132, 7447–7453.


1. Li X, Qi L, Li B, Zhao Z, He G, Chen G. Synthesis of cyclophane-braced peptide macrocycles via palladium-catalyzed intramolecular C(sp3)–H arylation of N-methyl alanine at C-termini. Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 6209–6213.


Select Awards

4. Fuson Travel Award (2023)

3. Chia-Chen Chu Fellowship (2022)

2. Hongqin Scholarship (2020)

1. Boling Scholarship (2017)

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