Professor Bruce C. Gibb, FRSC, was born in 1965 and hails from Aberdeen, Scotland. He received both his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Robert Gordon’s University, and carried out post-doctoral research with Prof. John Sherman at the University of British Columbia and Prof. James Canary at New York University. His independent career began in 1996 at the University of New Orleans, where he rose through the ranks to become University Research Professor in 2007. At the beginning of 2012 he moved to Tulane University. Prof. Gibb’s over-arching research theme is aqueous supramolecular chemistry; in particular how non-covalent interactions contribute to the hydrophobic effect and the Hofmeister effects, and how these can be harnessed to engender novel molecular compartmentalization phenomena. He serves the supramolecular community as Editor-in-Chief of Supramolecular Chemistry (Taylor & Francis), and as co-founder of the Aqueous Supramolecular Chemistry Workshop series of meetings that have ran since 2015. Since 2017 he has also served the community as chairperson of the advisory committee for the International Conference on Calixarenes (a biannual meeting running since 1991), and as custodian for the C. David Gutsche Award for outstanding contributions to the field of calixarenes. Dr. Gibb serves the greater chemistry community as a quarterly essayist for Nature Chemistry, where he has put pen to paper since issue 1 in 2009.See also: Principal Investigator
Corinne was born and carried out her early education in Lannion, France. After starting her higher education in France, she moved to Aberdeen, Scotland to obtain her BSc Hons. degree in Physical Sciences at Robert Gordon’s University. She subsequently moved to Vancouver, Canada for her graduate studies, where she worked with Prof. Donald Brooks. In 1993 she moved to New York where she worked in the lab of Prof. Neville Kallenbach at NYU. Corinne has worked in the Gibb Group since the fall of 1996. She loves doing everything in the lab, and spends the rest of her time enjoying her two daughters, Naomi and Iona, and her husband’s excellent cooking.See also: Senior Researchers and Post Docs
Diversity and the Gibb Group
The Gibb Group is a diverse group of critical thinkers. We value the contributions of all people and welcome people of every race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious background, identity, ability, and country of origin. We value the diversity of our group and we will not tolerate hateful speech or actions in any form, including, but not limited to: sexual/gender harassment, racist or sexist language, homophobia, transphobia, and xenophobia.
We are a research group in STEM that currently consists of men and women from seven countries around the world. Each group member has faced multiple challenges at every step of their career that has (so far) taken them to Tulane University. Indeed, some have been through incredible hardships to get to where they are in life, and many are still dealing with hardships that the group or Tulane University can, unfortunately, do little to control. Their resilience is to be commended. And then commended again.
As a group we pledge to ensure a working environment that is not only free of harassment and intimidation, but one that is positive and nurturing. Whether a group member is broadening their experience in a post-doctoral position, working towards the highest degree bestowed by humanity, or trying to fit research into an incredibly packed undergraduate curriculum, research is tough. It is therefore not only morally essential to promote a positive and nurturing environment, not only our sworn duty to foster a welcoming and supportive workplace, but also in our own interests that our work environment lubricates – no, catalyzes – successful careers for all.