Dr. Michael Cohen named 2015 Pew scholar

mike cohenJune 11, 2015

Michael Cohen, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology and pharmacology in the OHSU School of Medicine, was one of 22 early-career researchers named a 2015 Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences.

Dr. Cohen joins the ranks of more than 600 outstanding scientists who have been selected as Pew scholars in the 30 years since the program’s inception and whose careers have been dedicated to bold scientific discoveries.

Dr. Cohen’s research is focused on the role that a family of enzymes called ADP-ribosyltransferases (ARTDs) plays in brain function, such as learning and memory.

"Mike’s hard work and passion for science have put him on track to become one of our truly outstanding faculty," said Beth Habecker, Ph.D, interim chair and professor of physiology and pharmacology in the OHSU School of Medicine. "We are delighted that his potential was recognized with a 2015 Pew Scholar award. We believe his exciting work developing small molecules as tools to elucidate the mechanisms of neuronal development and function will have a broad impact in the field of neuroscience, and may ultimately lead to development of novel therapeutics."

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Dr. Cohen is the sixth OHSU scientist to be honored as a Pew scholar. He joined the OHSU faculty in 2011.

Pictured: Dr. Michael Cohen