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In the early stages of launching Neurophotonics, the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Optics, Bruce Tromberg, suggested to me that we should initiate a series honoring Pioneers in Neurophotonics. Indeed, this not only provides a special and unique opportunity to recognize a true pioneer in the field, but also provides those whose careers have benefited from learning from and working with the Pioneer an opportunity to make a contribution in that person’s honor. Over the coming years, we will launch calls to honor other pioneers, and we welcome suggestions. For the first Pioneer tribute, though, the choice was easy. It is with great pleasure that we launch our series on Pioneers in Neurophotonics by honoring Lawrence B. Cohen. He is truly the father of neurophotonics. I am very grateful to Brian Salzberg and Dejan Zecevic for their hard work in preparing this special section. I encourage you to read their introduction covering Professor Cohen’s seminal contributions to neurophotonics.