University of California, Riverside


Gabriela Canalizo Gabriela Canalizo Associate Professor of Astrophysics

Topics: Astronomy

Preferred Media: Print, Radio, Video

Languages Spoken: English , Spanish

Contact Card

Tel: (951) 827-5310

Media Contact: Sean Nealon
Tel: (951) 827-1287


Canalizo received her Ph.D in 2000 at the University of Hawai`i.

Her recognitions includes:

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory PAT Outstanding Postdoctoral Scientific/Technical Publication Award, 2003
  • University of California Faculty Enrichment Program Award

On Astronomy

Canalizo can offer comments on recent astronomical discoveries and black holes.

Her research includes the study of quasars, galaxy collisions, active galaxy nuclei (AGN), star formation, stellar populations, and galaxy evolution. Recently, along with colleagues, she helped reveal the precise locations and environments of a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an ongoing collision between two galaxies 300 million light-years away.