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

October 26, 2017
Henry T. (Hank) Greely, director of Stanford University’s Center for Law and the Biosciences and its Program on Neuroscience in Society, gave a HudsonAlpha Research Seminar on Wednesday, October 25 to a packed auditorium. F...
October 20, 2017
HudsonAlpha’s Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research project was the focus of several presentations at the American Society for Human Genetics annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Secondary findings were the topic of a Thursday pan...
September 28, 2017
Atlanta, Ga. – University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medicine and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology were recognized for their groundbreaking collaboration in genomics at the annual Health Connect South symposium in...
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