Professor Gabriela Schlau-Cohen has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure effective July 1, 2022.
Associate Professor Gabriela Schlau-Cohen has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure, effective July 1, 2022.
Following a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University under Professor W.E. Moerner, Schlau-Cohen joined the Department of Chemistry faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2015. She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 2003, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemical physics, and earned a PhD in chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley. Schlau-Cohen’s honors include a Sloan Fellowship, a Beckman Young Investigator award, the Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award, and the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry.
Research in the Schlau-Cohen group is inherently multidisciplinary; the group combines tools from chemistry, optics, biology, and microscopy to develop new approaches to probe dynamics. They study dynamics in two classes of systems: biological and bio-inspired light-harvesting systems that are of interest to solar energy research and biomass production; and bacterial and mammalian receptor proteins that are targets for human therapeutics. To explore these systems, Schlau-Cohen and her group use ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy, single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy, and develop model membrane systems.