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Gabriela Schlau-Cohen

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Appointment

  • Fellow
  • Bio-inspired Solar Energy

Institution

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry

Country

  • United States

Education

PhD (Physical Chemistry), University of California, Berkeley
BSc, Brown University

About

Gabriela Schlau-Cohen is a physical chemist whose research group uses single- molecule and ultrafast spectroscopy to explore the structural and energetic dynamics that underlie photosynthetic light harvesting.

Research in the lab focuses on developing new approaches to probe these dynamics by combining tools from chemistry, optics, biology and microscopy. Schlau-Cohen’s research
team also seeks to characterize and optimize light harvesting in bio-inspired systems.

Awards

Beckman Young Investigator

Smith Family Biomedical Research Award

Postdoctoral Research Award, ACS PHYS Division

CMAD Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University

American Fellowship, American Association of University Women

Relevant Publications

Kondo, T., Chen, W.J., & Schlau-Cohen, G.S. (2017). Single-Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Photosynthetic Systems. Chemical Reviews, 117(2): 860–98. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00195

Schlau-Cohen, G.S., & Berry, J. (2015). Photosynthetic fluorescence, from molecule to planet. Physics Today, 68(9): 66. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2924

Schlau-Cohen, G.S., Wang, Q., Southall, J., et al. (2013). Single-molecule Spectroscopy Reveals LH2 Complexes Switch between Emissive States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 110(27), 10899–903. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1310222110
Schlau-Cohen, G.S., Ishizaki, A., Calhoun, T. R., et al. (2012). Elucidation of Timescales and Origins of Quantum Electronic Coherence in LHCII. Nature Chemistry, 4, 389–95. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1303

Schlau-Cohen, G.S., Calhoun, T.R., Ginsberg, N.S., et al. (2010). Spectroscopic Elucidation of Uncoupled Transition Energies in the Major Photosynthetic Light Harvesting Complex, LHCII. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 107(30), 13276–81. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1006230107