Richie E. Kohman, Ph.D

I am a research scientist at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and co-PI, along with George Church at Harvard Medical School, of an IARPA-funded project to map synaptic connectivity in large brain volumes.

I have spent much of my recent career working on neurotechnologies to to stimulate, record from, and study the nervous system. Prior to joining the Wyss, I worked as a Group Leader at Expansion Technologies, Inc. where I brought to market techniques and reagents for high resolution molecular mapping of tissues. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University and an affiliate of the MIT Media Lab, I developed surgical methods to deliver large molecules to the brain and created neurotransmitter-releasing DNA nanostructures.

Prior to my work in neuroscience, I obtained my PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where I synthesized novel, degradable materials to interface with cells and tissues.

This website has information about recent and past research projects as well as my background and publication history. Additional profiles can be found at Google Scholar, LinkedIn, and ResearchGate.