Celina Gwizdala

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Celina Gwizdala

Bachelor's Institution: Southern Connecticut State University
Bachelor's Year: 2007
Ph.D. Institution: UConn
Ph.D. Year: 2013
Current Employer: Airgas

Celina Gwizdala is a former student in the Burdette group, and the 3rd person to earn a Ph.D. under the the supervision of Prof. Shawn Burdette.. She immigrated to the US from Poland in 1995. She served in Army National Guard as a combat medic from 2001 to 2006 and graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2006 with bachelors in chemistry. In 2007, Celina joined the Burdette group to work on Cast photocages fro Zn2+. Celina completed her Ph.D. work in 2013 and accepted a position at Airgas in Connecticut.

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6. Celina Gwizdala and Shawn C. Burdette in Inorganic Chemical Biology: Principles, Techniques and Applications. Gilles Gasser, Ed. John Wiley & Sons: West Sussex UK, 2014, 275–308. Photo-release of Metal Ions in Living Cells.

5. Celina Gwizdala, Prem N. Basa, John C. McDonald and Shawn C. Burdette. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 8483–8494. Increasing the Dynamic Range of Metal Ion Affinity Changes in Zn2+ Photocages Using Multiple Nitrobenzyl Groups.

4. Celina Gwizdala and Shawn C. Burdette. Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 2013, 17, 137–142. Following the Ca2+ roadmap to photocaged complexes for Zn2+ and beyond.

3. Celina Gwizdala, Charlene V. Signh, Tracey R. Friss, John C. MacDonald and Shawn C. Burdette. Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 8162–8174;. Quantifying factors that influence metal ion release in photocaged complexes using ZinCast derivatives. Article appears in "New Talent Americas" issue.

2. Celina Gwizdala, Daniel P. Kennedy and Shawn C. Burdette. Chem. Comm. 2009, 6967–6969. ZinCast-1: a photochemically active chelator for Zn2+.

1. Daniel P. Kennedy, Celina Gwizdala and Shawn C. Burdette. Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 2587–2590. Methods for Preparing Metal Ion Photocages: Application to the Synthesis of CrownCast.