Professor, Pathology, CMU College of Medicine

Upon completion of his graduate studies, Dr. Kohtz was brought on as a full faculty member at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, and eventually rose to the rank of Associate Professor. His laboratory has made several important contributions to the basic science, diagnostics and therapeutics of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, and has been funded by grants from The National Institutes of Health (NCI, NHLBI, NIA), American Heart Association, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, and other private foundations. Since 2003, Dr. Kohtz has been an avid designer and practitioner of problem and case-based teaching methods in both organ system and discipline-based curricula. Dr. Kohtz joined the Central Michigan University College of Medicine in 2016 as Professor of Pathology in Foundational Sciences. His laboratory is currently working to understand how changes in nuclear pore architecture affect therapeutic responses in breast and ovarian cancer.

Education:
Ph.D. 1986: Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Icahn), New York
M.Ph. 1985: Biomedical Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Icahn), New York
Bachelor of Arts 1981: Biochemistry, Columbia University, New York

Specialty Areas:
Cancer biology, Neurodegenerative diseases, Nuclear organization and dynamics, Cancer stem cells

Contact:
CMED Research Building, Room 116
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
kohtz1d@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-317-0296
Fax: 989-774-3752