Contact Info

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (256) 327-9490
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Greg Cooper, PhD

Human Genetics and Genomics

Greg Cooper, PhD, is a faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Throughout his career, Cooper has focused on understanding the structures, functions and evolutionary histories of individual human genomes and finding ways to translate that understanding into useful predictions about human health and disease. Cooper earned a PhD in genetics from Stanford University in 2006. He completed postdoctoral research at the University of Washington in 2009 before joining HudsonAlpha in 2010.

2001-2006 PhD in Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

1997-2001 BS in Mathematics and Statistics, BA in Microbiology, summa cum laude, Miami University, Oxford, OH

2010-Present Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, AL

2010-Present Adjunct Instructor, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2009-2010 Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2006-2009 Senior Fellow, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Advisors: Evan E. Eichler and Deborah A. Nickerson

2001-2006 PhD Student, Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Advisor: Arend Sidow, Thesis: Evolutionary constraints on the human genome

2007 UW Genome Training Grant Postdoctoral Fellowship

2007-2010 Merck, Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship

2001-2006 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Doctoral Fellowship

1999-2001 Goldwater Scholar

1997-2001 Harrison Scholar, Miami University

Recent New

May 18, 2021
Stephanie Felker, a third year PhD candidate who is doing her graduate research in Dr. Greg Cooper’s lab at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, has been selected by the NIH to receive a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral I...
February 3, 2021
Researchers at HudsonAlpha used a new, cutting-edge genomic sequencing technology to help physicians make diagnoses for two pediatric patients who had been on long diagnostic journeys.
October 14, 2020
Researchers at HudsonAlpha contribute valuable information to the ongoing discussion surrounding the accuracy of direct-to-consumer genetic testing.
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