Image of Professor Gabriela Schlau-Cohen in her lab.

Gabriela Schlau-Cohen Promoted to Full Professor

Categories: Faculty, Research

This promotion will go into effect on July 1, 2024.

Professor Gabriela Schlau-Cohen has been promoted to Full Professor, effective July 1, 2024.

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, the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, and the Protein Science Young Investigator Award.

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.