Cohen, Carolyn

Cohen, Carolyn

(1929–  ) biophysicist; born in Long Island City, N.Y. She was a Fulbright scholar in London (1954–55) and a researcher at the Children's Cancer Research Foundation (CCRF), Boston, Mass. (1955–56). After teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1957–58), she returned to CCRF (1958–74) while concurrently performing research at various Boston area institutions and becoming a professor at Brandeis University (1972). She used electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction to elucidate sites of cell protein synthesis and to demonstrate both contractile proteins in muscle and fibrous protein development during blood coagulation.