Stave Kohtz, Ph.D.

Stave Kohtz, Ph.D. portrait
  • FAAC Member, College of Medicine
  • Co-Director , Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry
  • Professor, Pathology
    • Primary Address
    • Office
    • CMED Research Building
    • Room116
    • Mt. Pleasant, MI, United States 48859



Upon completion of his graduate studies, Dr. Kohtz was brought on as a full faculty member at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, and eventually rose to the rank of Associate Professor. His laboratory has made several important contributions to the basic science, diagnostics and therapeutics of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, and has been funded by grants from The National Institutes of Health (NCI, NHLBI, NIA), American Heart Association, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, and other private foundations. Since 2003, Dr. Kohtz has been an avid designer and practitioner of problem and case-based teaching methods in both organ system and discipline-based curricula. Dr. Kohtz joined the Central Michigan University College of Medicine in 2016 as Professor of Pathology in Foundational Sciences. His laboratory is currently working to understand how changes in nuclear pore architecture affect therapeutic responses in breast and ovarian cancer. 


  • M.Phil. 1985, Biomedical Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine
  • B.A. 1981, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Columbia College, Columbia University
  • Ph.D. 1986, Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, United States, Icahn School of Medicine