Gabriela Lomeli

Gabriela Lomeli, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the ChEM-H Institute at Stanford, co-advised by Professor Carolyn Bertozzi and Professor Polly Fordyce. Gabriela earned her PhD from the UC Berkeley – UC San Francisco Graduate Program in Bioengineering, and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. Her research is broadly centered on the development of microfluidic tools for protein analysis and protein engineering. At present, her main project seeks to engineer proteases to target mucins using a high-throughput microfluidic platform. Mucins are heavily glycosylated cell-surface proteins that make for an interesting target, as they are often abnormally expressed in cancer, yet are typically considered undruggable. Throughout her academic journey, Gabriela has been dedicated to outreach efforts aimed at enhancing accessibility to STEM education and careers, particularly for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. When she’s not in the lab, Gabriela loves surfing, running, and assisting others in organizing their closets.