Prof. Gerry COHEN

MRC Toxicology Unit
Hodgkin Building
PO Box 138
University of Leicester
Lancaster Road, Leicester
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5609

Curriculum Vitae

Gerald (“Gerry”) M Cohen is the Head of Molecular Determinants of Apoptosis at MRC Toxicology Unit, Leicester, UK, and an Honorary Professor of Biochemistry, University of Leicester, since 1996 – present. He has also been the Acting Director for MRC Toxicology Unit between 2009-2010. His research has for many years been centred on understanding mechanisms of toxicity. His early research was focussed on chemical carcinogenesis and detailed mechanistic studies on lung metabolism and toxicity. He has also explored in detail the mechanisms of toxicity of quinones with particular emphasis on the relative importance of redox cycling and arylation. For the last 20 or so years, his research has concentrated on understanding mechanisms of cell death, in particular apoptosis and has made many seminal contributions to understanding basic mechanisms of apoptosis and some of his current studies are aimed at translating to clinical practise.

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