Celinah Mwakwari

Personal Info


  • Graduate: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge '07, Ph D. Organic Chemistry
  • Undergraduate: University of Nairobi, Kenya '99, B.S. Chemistry


  • Post-doctoral Associate


  • Organic Synthesis


  • Targeted HDACInhibition



Celinah has been working with the Oyelere group since 2007, and recently earned new position at Glaxo-Smith-Kline. We will miss her!


  • Sandra C. Mwakwari, William Guerrant, Vishal Patil, Shabana I. Khan, Babu L. Tekwani, Gurard-Levin, Zachary; Mrksich, Milan and Adegboyega K. Oyelere. “Non-Peptide Macrocyclic Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors Derived from Tricyclic Ketolide Skeleton” J. Med. Chem.; 2010, Manuscript Accepted
  • Sandra C. Mwakwari, Vishal Patil, William Guerrant, and Adegboyega K. Oyelere. “Macrocyclic Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors” Curr. Topics Med. Chem.; 2010, E-Pub Ahead of Print
  • William Guerrant, Sandra C. Mwakwari, Po C. Chen, Shabana I. Khan, Babu L. Tekwani and Adegboyega K. Oyelere. “A Structure Activity Relationship Study of the Antimalarial and Antileishmanial Activities of Non-peptide Macrocyclic Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors” ChemMedChem.; 2010, Article Online in Advance of Print
  • Adegboyega K. Oyelere, Po C. Chen, William Guerrant, Sandra C. Mwakwari, Rebecca Hood, Yunzhe Zhang and Yuhong Fan. “Nonpeptide Macrocyclic Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) Inhibitors” J. Med. Chem., 2009, 52(2):456-468
  • Erik C. Dreaden, Sandra C. Mwakwari, Adegboyega K. Oyelere, and Mostafa A. El-Sayed. “Tamoxifen-Targeted Gold Nanoparticles: Enhanced Potency and Selective Nuclear Delivery to Breast Cancer Cells” Bioconjugate Chem., 2009, 20, 2247-2253
  • Po C. Chen, Sandra C. Mwakwari and Adegboyega K. Oyelere. “Gold Nanoparticles: From Nanomedicine to Nanosensing” Nanotechnology, Science and Applications, 2008, 1, 40-65