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Prof. Seth Cohen

Seth is a graduate of Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley.  He performed postdoctoral research at M.I.T.  He founded the Cohen laboratory in July 2001.

Dr. Kyle Bentz

Kyle is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he studied polymer particles with Prof. Daniel Savin. He is working on polyMOFs. He joined the Cohen Group in January of 2018.

Dr. Kathleen Prosser

Kathleen is a graduate of Simon Fraser University, where she worked on a range of bioinorganic topics with Prof. Charles Walsby. She is working on metallopharmaceuticals. She joined the Cohen Group in July of 2019.

Dr. Jin Yeong Kim

Yeong is a graduate of UNIST (Korea), where she worked on MOF chemistry with Prof. Hoi Ri Moon. She is working on MOF-polymer hybrids and MOF catalysis. She joined the Cohen Group in August of 2019.

Dr. Johannes Karges

Johannes is a graduate of Chemie ParisTech (France), where he worked on bioinorganic chemistry with Prof. Gilles Gasser. He is working on metallofragment chemistry. He joined the Cohen Group in March of 2020.

Dr. R. Eric Sikma

Eric is a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin, where he studied MOFs with Prof. Simon Humphrey. He is working on MOFs and polyMOFs. He joined the Cohen Group in September of 2020.

Ryjul Stokes

Ryjul is a graduate of the Brigham Young University. He is working on metalloenzyme inhibitors. He joined the Cohen Group in January of 2018.

Kyle Barcus

Kyle is a graduate of the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he studied polymer chemistry. He is working on polyMOFs. He joined the Cohen Group in January of 2018.

Alysia Kohlbrand

Alysia is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is a recent addition to the Cohen Group, joining in January of 2020.

Conor O'Herin

Conor is a graduate of the Harvard University. He is a recent addition to the Cohen Group, joining in January of 2020.

Hyeonglim Seo 

'Stella' is a graduate of Hanyang University (Korea). She is a recent addition to the Cohen Group, joining in January of 2020.

Evan Clarke

Evan is a graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara. He is a recent addition to the Cohen Group, joining in January of 2020.

Mark Kalaj

Mark is a graduate of George Washington University, where he studied solid-state chemistry. He is working on MOF-based MMMs. He joined the Cohen Group in January of 2018.

Joseph Palomba

Joseph is a graduate of the Boston College. He is working on metal-organic frameworks. He joined the Cohen Group in January of 2016.

This Could Be You!

Please contact us if you are interested in joining the Cohen lab!

This Could Be You!

Please contact us if you are interested in joining the Cohen lab!

Avon Barksdale

Avon is the unofficial group mascot. He enjoys attending group meetings, but rarely asks questions. He is a good listener when experiments aren't going your way.

Mr. Spock

Mr. Spock is a graduate of Starfleet Academy. He works on various aspects of lab management and strategic advising, is a stickler for lab safety, and spends some time curiously observing illogical human behavior. He joined the Cohen Group in January of 2015, after his homeworld of Vulcan was destroyed and he needed new employment.


Visiting Scholars
Yuji Katayama (Asahi Kasei Corp., Japan) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Oliver Neumann (TU Berlin, Germany) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Jennifer Bartoli (U. Parma, Italy) - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors
Yuta Ohtsubu (Kyushu U., Japan) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Giulia Schukraft (EPFL, Switzerland) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Xiaoping Zhang (Nankai U., China) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Lauren Benz (U.S.D.) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Theresa Olyschlager (U. Munster, Germany) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Sonja Pullen (Uppsala U., Sweden) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Andreas Schneemann (Bochum U., Germany) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Marco Taddei (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Ferdinando Costantino (Università di Perugia, Italy) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Frederic Muench (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Mitchell R. Malachowski (U.S.D.) - Supramolecular Chemistry
Gay Olivier-Lilley (Point Loma Nazarine) - Metalloregulatory Proteins
Postdoctoral Researchers
Brian Pimentel (Georgia Tech) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Christine Morrison (Caltech) - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors
Esther Frederick (Princeton U.) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Matthias Trunk (Technical U. Berlin, Germany) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Le Wang (U.C. Riverside) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Jasung Bae (GIST, Korea) - Mixed-matrix Membranes
Thomson Yuyong Ma (Shanghai, China) - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors
Elbek Kurbanov (U. Minnesota) - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors
Zhenjie Zhang (U. South Florida) - polyMOFs
Yao Chen (U. South Florida) - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors
Teng-Hao Chen (U. Houston) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Breland Smith (U. Arizona) - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors
Yeob Lee (KAIST, Korea) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Sang Ho Lim (U.C. Davis)- Supramolecular Chemistry
Jean-Philippe Monserrat (U. de Pierre et Marie Curie, France) - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors
Min Kim (KAIST, Korea) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Chao Chen (Chinese Scholarship Council) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Matthieu Rouffet (U. Reims, France) - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors
Jody Major Jourden (Northwestern U.) - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors
Christophe Volkringer (U. Versailles) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Joseph Nguyen (U. Kansas) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Zhenqiang 'Rick' Wang (U. South Florida) - Metal-organic Frameworks
Jay R. Stork (U.C. Davis) - Supramolecular Chemistry
Yilong Yan (U. Hong Kong) - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors
Vishakha Monga (U.B.C.) - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors
Drew L. Murphy (U.S.C.) - Supramolecular Chemistry
Graduate Students
Sergio Ayala, Jr. - Metal-organic Frameworks (Ph.D., June 2020)
Benjamin L. Dick - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (Ph.D., June 2020)
Rebecca N. Adamek - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (Ph.D., June 2020)
Allie Y. Chen - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (Ph.D., Jan. 2020)
Jessica C. Moreton - Metal-organic Frameworks (Ph.D., Jan. 2020)
Stephanie Duggan - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (M.S., June 2019)
Xiao Yu - Metal-organic Frameworks (Ph.D., Dec. 2018)
Cy V. Credille - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (Ph.D., Aug. 2018)
Christian Perez - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (Ph.D., June 2018)
Michael Denny - MOF Mixed Matrix Membranes (Ph.D., Apr. 2018)
Kevin Daniel - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (Ph.D., Jan. 2015)
Phuong Dau - Metal-organic Frameworks (Ph.D., Dec. 2014)
Corinne Allen - Metal-organic Frameworks (Ph.D., Nov. 2014)
David Martin - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (Ph.D., Sept. 2014)
Joshua Day - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (M.S., Sept. 2013)
Jessica Fullagar - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (Ph.D., July 2013)
Sergio L. Garibay - Metal-organic Frameworks (Ph.D., Nov. 2011)
Kristine K. Tanabe - Metal-organic Frameworks (Ph.D., Mar. 2011)
Arpita Agrawal - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (Ph.D., Mar. 2011)
Jamie DeSoto - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (M.S., Mar. 2011)
Jennifer A. Jacobsen - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (M.S., Mar. 2010)
Emily Dugan - Metal-organic Frameworks (M.S., Mar. 2009)
Faith E. Jacobsen - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (Ph.D., Sept. 2007)
Jana A. Lewis - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (Ph.D., Mar. 2007)
Misha V. Golynskiy - Metalloregulatory Proteins (Ph.D., Jan. 2007)
David T. Puerta - Metalloenzyme Inhibitors (Ph.D., Jan. 2006)
Sara R. Halper - Metal-organic Frameworks (Ph.D., Jan. 2006)
Scot A. Lieser - Metalloregulatory Proteins
Talib C. Davis - Metalloregulatory Proteins
Undergraduate Students
Renee Lou (U.C. San Diego) - June 2018 - June 2019
Alexandra Jameson (U.C. San Diego) - Sept. 2016 - Sept. 2017
Peter Glatt (Mira Costa College, U.C. San Diego) - June 2015 - June 2017
Johnathan Sutterfield (U.C. San Diego) - Oct. 2012 - June 2014
Luis Polanco (U.C. San Diego) - June 2012 - Dec. 2013
Samuel Mallonee (U.C. San Diego) - Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2013
Jake Boissonnault (U.C. San Diego) - June 2011 - June 2013
Zachary Hann (U.C. San Diego) - Jan. 2012 - June 2013
Abhinav Nalluri (U.C. San Diego) - Summer 2011
Alisa Tanakit (U.C. San Diego) - June 2010 - June 2011
Matthew Cliffe (Cambridge U., U.K.) - Summer 2010
Melissa T. Miller (U.C. San Diego) - June 2008 - Oct. 2009
Marilyn R. Okamura (U.C. San Diego) - June 2007 - 2008
Van S. Thoi (U.C. San Diego) - June 2005 - 2008
Charles Holz (U.C. San Diego) - Feb. - Nov. 2007
Daniel Cordaro (Ithaca College) - Summer 2006
Loi Do (U.C. San Diego) - 2004 - 2006
Ba L. Tran (U.C. San Diego) - 2004 - 2006
Joseph Kliegman (Reed College) - Summer 2005
Alexis Kaushansky (Harvey Mudd College) - Summer 2002
Heather M. Delaney (U.C. Irvine) - Summer 2002
Carmen Velez de Jesus (U. of Puerto Rico, Rio Pedras) - Summer 2002
David Tat (U.C. San Diego) - Jan. - June 2002

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