Lawrence Edward Marks, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and of Psychology

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

School of Public Health: Environmental Health Sciences


Lawrence Marks, PhD, and his research group study the ways that sensory systems transduce and process patterns of stimulus energy, and how the resulting information is encoded and represented in perception and cognition. Currently, research focuses on the ways that cognitive information, such as expectations induced by labels, and decisional processe interact with mulitsensory (gustatory and olfactory) processing in human flavor perception.

Education & Training

PhD Harvard University (1965)
Post-doctoral Harvard University

Honors & Recognition

  • MemberConnecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (2014)

  • Society of Experimental Psychologists (2004)

  • Philosophiae doctorem honoris causa, Stockholm University, (1994)

  • Jacob Javits Award/ Claude Pepper Award, National Institutes of Health (1987)

  • Hunter College Hall of Fame (1985)

Professional Service

  • Board of Directors Vantage Group (2014)

  • Secondary appointment, Professor of Psychology

  • Board of Directors, American Synesthesia Association

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Contact Info

Lawrence Edward Marks, PhD
Lab Location
Pierce Laboratories
290 Congress Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
Office Location
Pierce Laboratories
290 Congress Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
290 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

Curriculum Vitae

Sensory Information Processing