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Office of the Dean of Faculty

Meet the Dean of Faculty

Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert

Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

portrait of faculty member gretchen-edwalds-gilbert Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert is a molecular biologist who completed her PhD at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and did post-doctoral research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope in Duarte, California. Edwalds-Gilbert is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and serves as a CUR Councilor for the Biology Division. In her own molecular biology lab, she has supervised more than 65 undergraduates and is a champion of increasing the number of underrepresented students in science. She is a National Science Foundation grantee, focusing on the regulation of gene expression under stress response, and she has received funding from the Keck Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, among others. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Warsaw Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology throughout the 2018–2019 academic year.

Edwalds-Gilbert was Scripps’ associate dean of faculty from 2012–2018 and currently serves as the faculty director of the Claremont Faculty Leadership Program.