The Team

The Cosa lab consists of a dynamic team of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all over Canada and abroad, lead by Professor Gonzalo Cosa. Please follow the link below to learn more about us!

Photo: Cosa Group members at the annual CGSS Christmas party.


Expanding the Fluorescence Toolbox

Research in the Cosa group involves the development of fluorescence-based methodologies to study complex systems. The integrating element in our research program is the exploitation of microscopy, photophysics, photochemistry, and organic chemistry, towards imaging processes at the cellular or molecular level with enhanced sensitivity and specificity. To learn more about the exciting research ongoing in the group, please consult our Research page.

Click here to listen to Gonzalo Cosa presenting at CSC 2015.

Photo credit: Martin Lipman/NSERC


A Sandbox for Discovery

Our research takes place in the heart of the downtown Montreal, in the historic Pulp and Paper Building. Our labs are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment for performing single molecule spectroscopy, organic synthesis, super resolution imaging, fluorescence measurements, and much more. To learn more about the facilities of the Cosa lab, click below.


Featured Publication

A dormant singlet oxygen photosensitizer that is activated upon its reaction with reactive oxygen species (ROS) was reported by A. Durantini and coworkers in the J. Am. Chem. Soc. The selective production of singlet oxygen in ROS-stressed vs. regular cells was successfully tested via the photodynamic inactivation of stressed Gram negative Escherichia Coli bacteria.


Have Questions?

To inquire about positions available in our research group or for more information, please feel free to contact us by following the link below.