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Lawrence B. Cohen, PhD

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

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Lawrence B. Cohen, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Cellular & Molecular Physiology

    PO Box 208026, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8026

    United States



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

  • Postdoctoral fellow
    Animal Research Council, Institute of Animal Physiology, Babraham, Cambridge, England (1968)
  • PhD
    Columbia University (1965)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Cairn LecturerNottingham University2009
Issekutz LecturerDalhousie University2007
Fellow AAASAAAS1999
Joseph Erlanger Distinguished LecturerAmerican Physiological Society1998
Elizabeth Roberts Cole AwardBiophysical Society1987
McMaster Award for Excellence in TeachingColumbia University1965

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