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

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology | Neuroscience


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

  • Elizabeth Roberts Cole AwardBiophysical Society (1987)

  • Cairn LecturerNottingham University (2009)

  • Joseph Erlanger Distinguished LecturerAmerican Physiological Society (1998)

  • Fellow AAASAAAS (1999)

  • McMaster Award for Excellence in TeachingColumbia University (1965)

  • Issekutz LecturerDalhousie University (2007)

Professional Service

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

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Contact Info

Lawrence Baruch Cohen, PhD
Office Location
Sterling Hall of Medicine, B-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste Room BE26

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Department of Cellular & Molecular PhysiologyPO Box 208026
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8026

Curriculum Vitae

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