Rebecca Maglathlin is a chemical biologist, with a focus in molecular and cell biology. She received her B.S. in chemistry from MIT where she worked under Prof. Barabara Imperialli as an organic chemist, creating novel lanthanide-binding peptide tags for imaging proteins. After MIT, she completed her Ph.D in Prof. Jack Taunton’s lab at UCSF. There, her work was focused on discovering the underlying mechanism of discrimination of a selective small molecule inhibitor of eukaryotic protein secretion, using a combination of synthetic chemistry, proteomics, and cell biology.

At L’Oreal, Rebecca is focused on developing new cellular models to study skin aging, as well as implementing proteomic and genomic approaches to quantify the effects of raw materials and ultimately uncover new targets involved in all areas of skin health.