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Susy Kohout, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

About Me

Susy Kohout, PhD joined CMSRU as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in August 2022.

Dr. Kohout views cells and their critical communication from a molecular point of view. After earning her BS in Organic Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, she branched out to study how proteins interact with calcium and with the lipid membrane, earning a PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry with a certificate in Biophysics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Following her developing love of cell communication, she started her postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley where she studied biophysics and neuroscience, discovering how electrical signaling is as fundamental as chemical signaling in cells. After her postdoc, Dr. Kohout started her own laboratory at Montana State University where she continued her research into neuroscience and the electrical signaling of cells while expanding to include cell biology and physiology. She recently joined the Biomedical Science faculty at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University where she will take advantage of the medical school to expand her research into more medically relevant directions.

Dr. Kohout has 9 years of experience teaching both undergraduates and graduate students in a class room setting covering cell biology, molecular biology and molecular neuroscience. She has more than 20 years of experience teaching and mentoring students in the laboratory. She is looking forward to contributing to the Active Learning Groups (ALGs) as well as the lectures at CMSRU.

Dr. Kohout also strongly believes in serving her community. She has served on departmental, college and university wide committees. She also participates in outreach, particularly advancing and encouraging women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.