TROY professor cited for distinguished contributions

Posted: Tuesday, 08 June 2010

TROY—A Troy University professor has earned the applause of his peers in the southeast.

Dr. Glenn M. Cohen, a professor of biology and chair of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, was recently presented the Southeastern Microscopy Society’s Distinguished Scientist Award at its annual meeting in Charleston, S.C.

“I have been fortunate to have joined and participated in a Society with so many outstanding scientists as members,” Dr. Cohen said. “Recognition by one’s peers represents the highest and most satisfying professional honor.”

The award recognizes scientific accomplishments and contributions in the field of microscopy and has been presented only 15 times in the 50-year history of the Society.

Dr. Cohen, who completed his doctorate in neurophysiology at Florida State University and earned an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, has twice served as the Society’s president, and has been secretary, treasurer and editor of the its newsletter, the “Beam.”

He joined TROY in 1998 as professor and department chair, after having served on the faculty at the Florida Institute of Technology since 1972.