Professor Emeritus - Department of Microbiology and Immunology (SMD)
Professor Emeritus - Department of Psychiatry, Behav/Psychosoc Med (SMD) - Joint
PhD | University of Rochester. Biology. 1966
BA | Princeton University. Biology. 1959
Norman Cousins Memorial Lecture Awardee of the PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society, 2004. 2004 - 2004
Burroughs Wellcome Visiting Professor, Florida International University, 2002. 2002 - 2002
Immunology Course Instructor– SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine 1999. 1999 - 1999
Psychoneuroimmunology Summer Workshop Faculty, May 1998, Univ .Missouri, Kansas City, MO. 1998 - 1998
Bidder Lecturer 1997 –Invited-Society for Experimental Biology, Canterbury, England. 1997 - 1997
Elected Vice-President for The Americas - International Society for Developmental and Comparative Immunology 1994-1997, 1997-00. 1994 - 2000
Elected Member of the Executive Council, Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society, 1993- 1994; 1995-1998; Chair, Scientific Affair. 1993 - 1998
Visiting Professor: Psychoneuroimmunology Course, 1989, University of Tennessee Med. Center, Memphis, TN. 1989 - 1989
NIH MERIT grant awardee 1989-1998. 1989 - 1998
Board of Directors, American Type Culture Collection (1988-1994); American Society of Zoologists representative); Member, Member. 1988 - 1994
Senior Fulbright Research Scholar and Visiting Professor 1982-1983 Agricultural University (now Wageningen University), The Neth. 1982 - 1983
Visiting Professor - Reptilian Immunology Group, Cairo University, Arab Republic of Egypt. 1979 - 1979
Elected Chairperson, Division of Comparative Immunology of the American Society of Zoologists, 1977-1979; Chairperson Elect 1993. 1977
Editorial Board: Developmental and Comparative Immunology (1977 to 2003); co-founder and Associate Editor: Brain, Behavior and I. 1977 - 2003
Member, Immunobiology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health. 1976 - 1980
NIH Research Career Development Awardee. 1974 - 1978
Elected to the Executive Board, Rochester Chapter of the Society of the Sigma Xi. 1973 - 1977
Elected Secretary, Rochester Chapter of the Society of the Sigma Xi. 1971 - 1973
Markle Scholar Candidate from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. 1968 - 1968
Elected to Full Membership in the Society of the Sigma Xi, 1966 (UCLA Chapter). 1966 - 1966
Recipient of the Donald R. Charles Memorial Award, University of Rochester (Department of Biology). 1965 - 1965
Elected to Associate Membership in the Society of the Sigma Xi, 1959 (Princeton Chapter). 1959 - 1959
When in mid 1960s, he published the first detailed analyses of transplantation immu...
When in mid 1960s, he published the first detailed analyses of transplantation immunity in urodele amphibians, it was just being recognized that so called primitive vertebrates had bonafide immune systems fully capable of mounting adaptive and innate defensive responses. His subsequent research in amphibian immunology, using primarily a Xenopus model, addressed the phylogeny of thymus function, MHC restriction, cytokines, tolerance, heat shock proteins and immunity, and anti-viral immunity in the context of amphibian declines and extinctions.
In the 1970s, his research with Dr. Robert Ader revealed that Pavlovian conditioning (i.e., learning) could be used to modulate immune responses in rodents. Their early research demonstrating immune responses are shaped by complex interactions among behavior, the nervous system, and the immune systems, formed the cornerstone of the field they named psychoneuroimmunology.
Robert J, Cohen N
Developmental and comparative immunology.. 2011 September 35 (9):916-23. Epub 01/28/2011.
Kinney KS, Cohen N
Frontiers in bioscience (Landmark edition).. 2009 January 114 :112-29. Epub 01/01/2009.
Brain, behavior, and immunity.. 2006 March 20 (2):99-112. Epub 11/22/2005.
Robert J, Morales H, Buck W, Cohen N, Marr S, Gantress J
Virology.. 2005 February 20332 (2):667-75. Epub 1900 01 01.
Robert J, Gantress J, Cohen N, Maniero GD
Methods : a companion to Methods in enzymology.. 2004 January 32 (1):42-53. Epub 1900 01 01.