Contact Info

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.

  • Education

    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

  • Academic and Administrative Appointments

    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

  • Awards and Honors

    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 News

January 3, 2017
HudsonAlpha researchers, along with collaborators from around the world announced that they have identified a new genetic disorder that causes intellectual and developmental delay in children. GeneMatcher, an online “matchmakin...
December 22, 2016
Matchmaking website helped connect international research team for project Huntsville, Ala. — Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, along with an international team of collaborators from six countries, have...
December 19, 2016
“This is Alabama,” a new video blog in conjunction with, highlighted the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) project and how HudsonAlpha, UAB and Children’s of Alabama are working together to ...
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