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Faculty Profile

Devora Cohen-Karni, Ph.D.

Dr. Devora Cohen-Karni

College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Teaching Area


  • Education

    Boston University

  • Residency

    Post-Doctoral Fellow At Harvard, Boston Children's Hospital

  • Campus Location

    20 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601
    Phone: (724) 552-2881


During her Ph.D. at Boston University and New-England Biolabs, Dr. Cohen-Karni worked on the novel MspJI family of restriction endonucleases and application in epigenetics. She has completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard (Boston Children’s Hospital) working on the intestinal stem-cell niche in mouse models, using lineage tracing and genetic analysis. Dr. Cohen-Karni has been a post-doctoral associate at the ophthalmology department at the University of Pittsburgh, working on outflow tract engineering, specifically investigating manipulation of the trabecular meshwork in ex-vivo human and porcine eye cultures, through vector transduction, ablation, and cell seeding. In her previous position at Allegheny General Hospital with the Neuroscience Disruptive Research Lab, Dr. Cohen-Karni explored the polymeric modification of opioids (such as Fentanyl) and proteins (such as BSA and DNase) via atomic transfer radical polymerization (ATRP).