The Sletten Group takes a multidisciplinary approach towards the creation of enhanced nanotherapeutics, shortwave infrared diagnostics, and new chemical tools to study living systems. Research within the group involves a mix of organic synthesis, fluorous chemistry, chemical biology, self-assembly, polymer synthesis, photophysics, nanomedicine, and pharmacology.

Recent News

5/16/22 – Congratulations to Quintashia on passing her oral exam with flying colors and becoming Sletten Group PhD candidate #14!!!

5/13/22 – Today we say goodbye to Dr. Heidi van de Wouw as she embarks on her next journey as visiting faculty at Pomona College. Thank you for everything, Heidi!

5/13/22 – Congratulations to Anthony, Cesar, and Xavier on their departmental awards! They earned the Ralph and Charlene Bauer Award, Charles J. Pedersen Award, and Raymond and Dorothy Wilson Department Award, respectively.

5/3/22 – Soon-to-be Dr. Irene Lim delivers an excellent exit talk for Chemical Biology Seminar. Great job, Irene!

3/30/22 – Kelly’s review of SWIR imaging technologies, dyes, and probes is now online in Current Opinion in Chemical Biology!

3/17/22 – Major congratulations to Eric for being named a TRDRP predoctoral fellowship awardee!

1/3/22 – We’re excited to officially welcome Prairie, Helen, Emily, Ethan, Lillie, and Katie to our group as first year PhD students!

12/17/21 – The Sletten Group ends 2021 on a high note with delicious food, an animated game of charades, and a successful white elephant gift exchange at our annual holiday party.

12/8/21 – Happy belated birthday, Sletten Group! Our lab birthday is celebrated with cake and good company at Santa Monica Brew Works.

11/19/21 – We celebrate soon-to-be Dr. Margeaux Miller with delicious snacks and Sidecar Donuts at the botanical garden!

10/20/21 – Recent graduate Dr. Anna Kataki-Anastasakou’s final paper of the group is now online in ACS Chemical Biology!

10/4/21 – Congratulations to Quintashia on a fantastic Organic Chemistry Student Seminar!

9/27/21 – We welcome Belle, Casey, Jennyfer, and Lillie to our lab for their fall rotations!

9/13/21 – Shang’s review of far-red and NIR photocages/photoswitches is now online in ACS Chemical Biology.

9/10/21 – Congrats to Dr. Anna Kataki-Anastasakou on officially becoming Sletten Group PhD #7!

8/2/21 – Emily, Ethan, Helen, Katie, Prairie, and Vicki join us for their summer rotations!

7/23/21 – Our fearless leader Ellen is promoted to rank of Associate Professor with tenure!!! Congratulations on this incredible milestone!

7/19/21 – We welcome MD PhD student Eric Lin for the start of his PhD training.

6/29/21 – Daniel joins us as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome, Daniel!

6/18/21 – Belated congratulations to Kaitlin on being named a Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program trainee!

6/13/21 – We celebrate Drs. Lee, Pengshung, Day, Estabrook, and soon-to-be Dr. Kataki at Santa Monica Brew Works.

6/11/21 – Monica and Dan round out our 2021 exit talks with fantastic presentations!

6/9/21 – Joseph passes his orals and advances to PhD candidacy! Congratulations, Sletten Group PhD candidate #13!

6/4/21 – Congrats to Joe, Margeaux, and Gina for excellent exit seminars today!