Carolyn Cohen

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Carolyn Cohen is a Professor Emeritus of Biology at Brandeis University. Working at the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, her research explores protein structures, especially those of motor proteins, using X-ray crystallography.[1]


Dr. Cohen earned her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2000, Dr. Cohen earned the Biophysical Society Founder's Award for her accomplishments in Biophysics.


Dr. Cohen attended Hunter College High School in New York City.[2] Later she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Physics from Bryn Mawr College in 1950, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.[3] She completed her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, publishing a thesis entitled The Helical Configuration of the Polypeptide Chains in Collagen.[4]


  1. ^ "Retiring faculty members honored at luncheon". Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ Cohen, Carolyn (September 16, 2011). "Mrs. Professor". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286 (37): 31929–31931. doi:10.1074/jbc.X111.287250. PMC 3173190Freely accessible. PMID 21799004. 
  3. ^ "Carolyn Cohen | Brandeis University". Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ Cohen, Carolyn (2007-11-09). "Seeing and Knowing in Structural Biology". Journal of Biological Chemistry. 282 (45): 32529–32538. doi:10.1074/jbc.X700001200. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 17848543. 

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