Dr. Kohn's research program focuses on two aspects of biomineralization. First, we seek to understand how the organizational hierarchy of mineralized tissues results in mechanical competence (or, conversely, increased susceptibility to damage/fracture). Second, we seek to mimic aspects of Nature's biomineralization strategies as a design basis for developing systems that to study basic questions/hypotheses regarding cell and molecular function.
Dr. Kohn has two offices at the University of Michigan. One of his offices is located in 2213 School of Dentistry, 1011 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078. Dr. Kohn has a second office in the University of Michigan's Department of Biomedical Engineering which is located at 2107 Carl A. Gerstacker Bldg., 2200 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099. He can be reached by telephone at (734) 764-2206 or by FAX at (734) 647-2110 (School of Dentistry) and at (734) 764-9588 or by FAX at (734) 936-1905 (Department of Biomedical Engineering).