Melvin Cohn

Professor Emeritus

Conceptual Immunology Group

Melvin Cohn
Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Publications


Cohn M. Thoughts about positive selection in thymus. Scan J Immunol [Epub ahead of print: DOI: 101111/sji12415] 2016.

Cohn M. Two unresolved problems facing models of the Self-Nonself discrimination. J Theor Biol. 2015; 387:31-38.

Cohn M. A stepwise model of polyreactivity of the T cell antigen-receptor (TCR): its impact on the self-nonself discrimination and on related observations (receptor editing, anergy, dual receptor cells). Cell Mol Life Sci : CMLS. 2014; 71:2033-2045.

Cohn M. What is so special about thinking; after all, we all do it! Experimental Mol Pathol. 2012; 93:354-64.

Cohn M. On the logic of restrictive recognition of peptide by the T-cell antigen receptor. Immunol Res. 2011; 50:49-68.

Cohn M. Whither T-suppressors: If they didn't exist would we have to invent them? Cell Immunol. 2004; 227:81-92.

Cohn M. The Wisdom of Hindsight. Ann Rev Immunol. 1994; 12:1-62.

Cohn M. On the differentiation of a population of Escherichia coli with respect of beta-galactosidase formation. In: Chemical Basis of Development, McElroy W D and Glass, B (eds). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press 1958:458-468.

Cohn M. Contributions of studies on the beta-galactosidase of Escherichia coli to our understanding of enzyme synthesis. Bacteriol Rev. 1957; 21:140-168.

Hogness DS, Cohn M, Monod J. Studies on the induced synthesis of beta-galactosidase in Escherichia coli: the kinetics and mechanism of sulfur incorporation. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1955; 16:99-116.


BS, Physics, City College of New York
MA, Chemistry of Proteins, Columbia University
PhD, Biochemistry, New York University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France