Jordi Cohen office: Beckman Institute 3111

mail: Beckman Institute
University of Illinois
405 N Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801

tel.: (217) 244-8946
fax: (217) 244-6078



B.Sc., Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1998
M.Sc., Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, 2001
Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 2007

Research Interests:

myoglobin CO pathways hydrogenase H-cluster ClC transporter
Mapping gas migration
pathways inside proteins
Engineering an O2-tolerant
Conduction mechanism of the
ClC chloride transporter


Publications Database

Ligand migration and cavities within scapharca dimeric HbI: Studies by time-resolved crystallography, Xe binding, and computational analysis. James E. Knapp, Reinhard Pahl, Jordi Cohen, Jeffry C. Nichols, Klaus Schulten, Quentin H. Gibson, Vukica Srajer, and William E. Royer Jr. Structure, 17:1494-1504, 2009.

Finding gas migration pathways in proteins using implicit ligand sampling. Jordi Cohen, Kenneth W. Olsen, and Klaus Schulten. In Robert K. Poole, editor, Globins and other NO-reactive Proteins in Microbes, Plants and Invertebrates, volume 437 of Methods in Enzymology, pp. 437-455. Elsevier, 2008.

Computer modeling in biotechnology, a partner in development. Aleksei Aksimentiev, Robert Brunner, Jordi Cohen, Jeffrey Comer, Eduardo Cruz-Chu, David Hardy, Aruna Rajan, Amy Shih, Grigori Sigalov, Ying Yin, and Klaus Schulten. In Protocols in Nanostructure Design, Methods in Molecular Biology, pp. 181-234. Humana Press, 2008.

Managing biomolecular simulations in a grid environment with NAMD-G. Michelle Gower, Jordi Cohen, James Phillips, Richard Kufrin, and Klaus Schulten. In Proceedings of the 2006 TeraGrid Conference, 2006. (7 pages).

O2 migration pathways are not conserved across proteins of a similar fold. Jordi Cohen and Klaus Schulten. Biophysical Journal, 93:3591-3600, 2007.

Exploring molecular oxygen pathways in Hanseluna Polymorpha copper-containing amine oxidase. Bryan J. Johnson, Jordi Cohen, Richard W. Welford, Arwen R. Pearson, Klaus Schulten, Judith P. Klinman, and Carrie M. Wilmot. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 282:17767-17776, 2007.

Exploring gas permeability of cellular membranes and membrane channels with molecular dynamics. Yi Wang, Jordi Cohen, Walter F. Boron, Klaus Schulten, and Emad Tajkhorshid. Journal of Structural Biology, 157:534-544, 2007.

Structural and functional investigations of biological catalysts for optimization of solar-driven, H2 production systems. Paul W. King, Drazenka Svedruzic, Jordi Cohen, Klaus Schulten, Michael Seibert, and Maria L. Ghirardi. In Lionel Vayssieres, editor, Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology, volume 6340 of Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 259-267, 2006.

[FeFe]-hydrogenases and photobiological hydrogen production. Maria L. Ghirardi, Jordi Cohen, Paul King, Klaus Schulten, Kwiseon Kim, and Michael Seibert. In Lionel Vayssieres, editor, Solar hydrogen and Nanotechnology, volume 6340 of Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 253-258, 2006.

Imaging the migration pathways for O2, CO, NO, and Xe inside myoglobin. Jordi Cohen, Anton Arkhipov, Rosemary Braun, and Klaus Schulten. Biophysical Journal, 91:1844-1857, 2006.

Finding gas diffusion pathways in proteins: Application to O2 and H2 transport in CpI [FeFe]-hydrogenase and the role of packing defects. Jordi Cohen, Kwiseon Kim, Paul King, Michael Seibert, and Klaus Schulten. Structure, 13:1321-1329, 2005.

Approaches to developing biological H2-photoproducing organisms and processes. Maria L. Ghirardi, Paul W. King, Matthew C. Posewitz, Pin Ching Maness, Alexander Fedorov, Kwiseon Kim, Jordi Cohen, Klaus Schulten, and Michael Seibert. Biochemical Society Transactions, 33:70-72, 2005.

Molecular dynamics and experimental investigation of H2 and O2 diffusion in [Fe]-hydrogenase. Jordi Cohen, Kwiseon Kim, Matthew Posewitz, Maria L. Ghirardi, Klaus Schulten, Michael Seibert, and Paul King. Biochemical Society Transactions, 33:80-82, 2005.

Towards understanding membrane channels. Emad Tajkhorshid, Jordi Cohen, Aleksij Aksimentiev, Marcos Sotomayor, and Klaus Schulten. In Boris Martinac and Andrzej Kubalski, editors, Bacterial ion channels and their eukaryotic homologues, pp. 153-190. ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2005.

Mechanism of anionic conduction across CLC. Jordi Cohen and Klaus Schulten. Biophysical Journal, 86:836-845, 2004.