New York City, New York, U.S.
October 12, 2009 (aged 96)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|Alma mater||Hunter College, Columbia University|
Mildred Cohn (July 12, 1913 – October 12, 2009) was an American biochemist. She graduated from high school at 14 and went on to receive her Bachelor's from Hunter College in 1931, her master's in 1932 from Columbia University, and her PhD in physical chemistry in 1938 from Columbia. Cohn joined the staff of the University of Pennsylvania in 1960.
During her career, Cohn achieved several gender firsts: She was the first woman to be appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the first woman to become president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. and the first female career investigator for the American Heart Association In 2009, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York.