Adam Cohen, PhD
Co-Founder, Harvard Professor
Adam E. Cohen is a professor in the departments of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Physics at Harvard, with secondary appointments in the Center for Brain Science and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. He is also an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. At Harvard, Adam and his lab have developed numerous tools to study biological molecules and cells, most notably Optopatch technology. This first-of-its-kind technology uses genetically encoded fluorescent reporters to examine electrical activity in neurons. The Optopatch technology is commercially licensed exclusively to Q-State, where it is used to characterize cellular models of nervous system disorders. Adam has received Young Investigator Awards from the Office of Naval Research, the Dreyfus Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and many other organizations. Technology Review Magazine named Adam one of the top 35 US technological innovators under the age of 35, Popular Science named him one of their “Brilliant Ten” top young scientists, and President Obama awarded him a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Adam holds an A.B. in chemistry and physics from Harvard, a Ph.D. in experimental biophysics from Stanford, and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge.