Lawrence Baruch Cohen, PhD

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology; Principal Scientist, Korea Institute of Science and Technology

Departments & Organizations

Cellular & Molecular Physiology: Cell to Cell Communication | Cellular Neurophysiology | Cohen Lab | Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology | Neural Networks and Plasticity | Physiology and Integrative Medical Biology Track

Computational Neuroscience/Modeling

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Neurobiology, Neural Networks and Neuropharmacology



Office of Student Research

Organ Physiology


I pioneered the development and use of optical methods for following, on a large scale, rapid electrical events that underlie brain activity and changes in ion concentration in biological systems. Some contemporary imaging methods of modern neurobiology and cardiac physiology are founded on these developments.

Education & Training

PhD Columbia University (1965)
Postdoctoeral fellow Animal Research Council, Institute of Physiology

Honors & Recognition

  • Cairn LecturerNottingham University (2009)

  • Issekutz LecturerDalhousie University (2007)

  • Fellow AAASAAAS (1999)

  • Joseph Erlanger Distinguished LecturerAmerican Physiological Society (1998)

  • Elizabeth Roberts Cole AwardBiophysical Society (1987)

  • McMaster Award for Excellence in TeachingColumbia University (1965)

Professional Service

  • Director of Graduate Studies Department of Physiology, Yale university (1975 - 1980)

International Activity

  • Neuroscientist Seoul, South Korea (2011 - 2020)

    My laboratory in Seoul has the same goals as the Yale laboratory

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