Seth Cohen

The photo on the right is either in lab, or perhaps with the crew of the starship Enterprise. 

Seth M. Cohen

Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Phone: 858-822-5596
Office: Pacific Hall 4100AB
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0358


After high school, I moved to the San Francisco bay area to attend Stanford University (Go Cardinal!) where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Upon completion of my undergraduate education I moved across the bay to attend graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley where I studied under the guidance of Prof. Kenneth N. Raymond. After completing my Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley, I moved to Boston, to perform postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Prof. Stephen J. Lippard at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After about two and a half years in Boston I moved to my present position at the University of California, San Diego (Go Tritons!). On July 1, 2011, I was promoted to the position of Professor, and served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at U.C. San Diego from July 2012 to June 2015.


I was born in 1972 in Los Angeles, CA. I was raised in the city of Woodland Hills in the San Fernando Valley. I have been living in San Diego since 2001. In June of 2005 I became the proud father of my daughter Sabrina. My hobbies include recreational sports, movies, and classic cars. I previously owned several Mustangs, including a 1973 Mustang convertible (see photos below).

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