Lawrence B. Cohen, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Cellular & Molecular Physiology: Cohen Lab | Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Office of Cooperative Research


Research Interests: Neuroscience; Olfactory processing; and Imaging brain activity

My laboratory 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)
Postdoctoral fellow Animal Research Council, Institute of Animal Physiology, Babraham, Cambridge, England

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

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


  • Neuroscientist in the Center for Functional Connectomics at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Seoul, South Korea (2011 - 2020)

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

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Contact Info

Lawrence B. Cohen, PhD
Mailing Address
Cellular & Molecular PhysiologyPO Box 208026
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8026

Curriculum Vitae