Caitlin Davis

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Caitlin Davis joins Yale University’s Department of Chemistry as an Assistant Professor in January 2020. Her field of research is biophysical chemistry, with a focus on quantifying biomolecular interactions inside living cells. Caitlin’s experimental approach makes connections between molecular mechanism and cellular function through time-resolved spectral imaging at multiple scales, from in vitro to single cell to whole organism. Her research has been published in journals such as Nature Communications, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Chemical Science, and Biochemistry, among others. Before coming to Yale, Professor Davis was a Center for the Physics of Living Cells Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. She received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Emory University and a B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Michigan.