M. A. R. Koehl

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Mimi A. R. Koehl is an American marine biologist, professor at University of California, Berkeley,[1] and head of the Koehl Lab.[2]

She graduated from Gettysburg College Magna Cum Laude, with a B.A. in Biology, and Duke University with a Ph.D. in Zoology, where she studied with Steven Wainwright. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington where she studied with Richard Strathmann, and at University of York, where she studied with John Currey.

Awards and Honors[edit]

  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 1990 MacArthur Fellows Program
  • Borelli Award, American Society of Biomechanics
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Guggenheim Fellow


  • Koehl, M.A.R. and M.G. Hadfield. 2004. "Soluble settlement cue in slowly-moving water within coral reefs induces larval adhesion to surfaces". J. Mar. Systems,
  • Koehl, M.A.R. 2004. "Biomechanics of microscopic appendages: Functional shifts caused by changes in speed". J. Biomech. 37:789-795.
  • Koehl, M.A.R. 2003. "Physical modelling in biomechanics". Phil Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 358:1589-1596.
  • Koehl, M.A.R., J.R. Koseff, J.P. Crimaldi, M.G. McCay, T. Cooper, M.B. Wiley, and P.A. Moore. 2001. "Lobster sniffing: Antennule design and hydrodynamic filtering of information in an odor plume". Science 294:1948-1951
  • Koehl, M.A.R., K.J. Quillin, and C. Pell. 2000. "Mechanical design of fiber-wound hydraulic skeletons: The stiffening and straightening of embryonic notochords". Am. Zool. 40:28-41.
  • "The Fluid Mechanics of Arthropod Sniffing in Turbulent Odor Plumes", Chemical Senses 2006 31(2):93-105


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