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

April 19, 2017
Business Alabama magazine recently featured HudsonAlpha researchers in the April issue, which highlighted genomic medicine efforts in Alabama. David Bick, MD; Greg Cooper, PhD; Howard Jacob, Phd; Shawn Levy, PhD; and Liz Worthey, ...
March 20, 2017
Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will host the sixth annual Double Helix Dash 5K and one-mile fun run Tuesday, April 4. The unique race winds through the double helix path at McMillian Park on the Insti...
March 9, 2017
Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB) have launched the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) to improve health for people across the ...
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