Gabriel was a research specialist in the lab from September 2020 to July 2021. He received a B.S. in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry and a minor in French literature from Haverford College in 2019. He spent the 2019-20 academic year studying amyloid-β aggregation at Lund University, Sweden, under a Fulbright research grant. Outside of the lab, Gabriel enjoys cooking, reading, fencing, and hiking. Gabriel went on to pursue his Ph.D. at UCSF.


Cupo, R.R.*, A. Rizo*, G.A. Braun, E. Tse, E. Chuang, K. Gupta, D.R. Southworth, and J. Shorter. (2022). Unique structural features govern the activity of a human mitochondrial AAA+ disaggregase, Skd3. Cell Rep. 40(13): 111408. pdf file link (*Co-first author).

Braun, G.A., B.E. Ary, A.J. Dear, M.C.H. Rohn, A.M. Payson, D.S.M. Lee, R.C. Parry, C. Friedman, T.P.J. Knowles, S. Linse, and K.S. Åkerfeldt. (2020). On the mechanism of self-assembly by a hydrogel-forming peptide. Biomacromolecules. doi:10.1021/acs.biomac.0c00989. pdf file link

Braun, G.A., B.H Pogostin, M. Pucetaite, C.H Londergan, and K.S. Åkerfeldt. (2020). Deuterium-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for histidine pKa determination in a pH-responsive hydrogel. Biophys. J. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2020.09.011. pdf file link

Acheampong, K.K.*, B. Kokona*, G.A. Braun, D.R. Jacobsen, K.A. Johnson, and L.K. Charkoudian. (2019). Colorimetric assay reports on acyl carrier protein interactions. Sci. Rep. 9(1):15589. pdf file link




Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania