The Team got its name courtesy of (now Dr.) Allie Paul. Allie was working in my lab for the summer (I think it was 2005) doing research; during long incubations she and the rest of the students who were there would occupy their time with an online version of the game show “Family Feud”. When signing in, Allie was asked for a team name and she hit upon “Team Cohen”. It stuck. I think some people think I gave the lab group a name to try and create a sense of camaraderie and enthusiasm. I’m not that clever and in some ways, the fact that the name came from a student makes it much more authentic. I am glad that we have been able to build on that enthusiasm and that I still keep in touch with so many of the alums that were a part of it.
Some of the members are honorary- they might have spent a little time in the lab- a term or a summer and then done their theses elsewhere. Others did their theses in other labs, but I collaborated or advised on the project. The only non-honorary member to not complete her thesis in my lab was Allie, but how could I make the one who created the name an honorary member?