Miriam Gochin, PhD

Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine


I've been at Touro since July 2004, and have basically seen the institution "grow up" into quite a mature organization. Good in so many ways, but sadly I do not know everyone as I once used to. I came aboard to teach in the COM Basic Sciences program and to develop research on campus. A lot of my efforts have been in the realm of research, from building the labs from scratch to helping with policies such as hiring and visas, grant submission and administration, ordering and lab operations. Amazingly we did everything ourselves back then, but now have departments and staff to handle many of the administrative details of doing research. My research has involved chemical and molecular structural analysis of inhibitors of HIV fusion, using techniques such as NMR, medicinal chemistry, computational simulations, crystallography, cell biology, protein biochemistry and fluorescence assays. I have learned a lot along the way, with many helping hands. I have also learned a lot from my colleagues about how to approach teaching in medical and graduate education.


  • PhD (Chemistry, UC Berkeley)

Memberships and Affiliations

Lawrence Berkeley Labs, American Chemical Society, American Advancement of Science