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Marine biologist

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Duke University (1970–1976)

MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada

Mimi A. R. Koehl is an American marine biologist and Professor at University of California, Berkeley, and head of the Koehl Lab.



M. A. R. Koehl graduated from Gettysburg College Magna Cum Laude, with a B.A. in Biology, and Duke University with a Ph.D. in Zoology, where she studied with Steven Wainwright. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington where she studied with Richard Strathmann, and at University of York, where she studied with John Currey.


  • Koehl, M.A.R. and M.G. Hadfield. 2004. "Soluble settlement cue in slowly-moving water within coral reefs induces larval adhesion to surfaces". J. Mar. Systems,
  • Koehl, M.A.R. 2004. "Biomechanics of microscopic appendages: Functional shifts caused by changes in speed". J. Biomech. 37:789-795.
  • Koehl, M.A.R. 2003. "Physical modelling in biomechanics". Phil Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 358:1589-1596.
  • Koehl, M.A.R., J.R. Koseff, J.P. Crimaldi, M.G. McCay, T. Cooper, M.B. Wiley, and P.A. Moore. 2001. "Lobster sniffing: Antennule design and hydrodynamic filtering of information in an odor plume". Science 294:1948-1951
  • Koehl, M.A.R., K.J. Quillin, and C. Pell. 2000. "Mechanical design of fiber-wound hydraulic skeletons: The stiffening and straightening of embryonic notochords". Am. Zool. 40:28-41.
  • "The Fluid Mechanics of Arthropod Sniffing in Turbulent Odor Plumes", Chemical Senses 2006 31(2):93-105
  • Awards and honours

  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Borelli Award, American Society of Biomechanics
  • 1990 MacArthur Fellows Program
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Guggenheim Fellow
  • Fellow, California Academy of Science
  • Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
  • Rachel Carson Award, American Geophysical Union
  • John Martin Award, American Society of Limnology and Oceangoraphy
  • Honorary Degree, Bates College
  • Muybridge Award, International Society of Biomechanics
  • References

    M. A. R. Koehl Wikipedia

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