Contact Info

Phone: 256-327-9491
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Sara Cooper, PhD

Combining genomics and metabolomics

Sara Cooper, PhD, joined the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology as a faculty investigator in 2010. She trained in genomics and metabolomics at Stanford University and the University of Washington. She is focused on the intersection and integration of metabolomics and genomics, using two-dimensional gas chromatography in combination with next generation sequencing to measure gene expression, transcription factor binding and DNA methylation. Cooper earned her PhD in genetics from Stanford University in 2006 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in metabolomics at the University of Washington in Seattle.

  • Education

    2010 Postdoctoral Training in Metabolomics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    2006-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Stan Fields, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    2006 PhD in Genetics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

    2001-2006 Graduate Student, Laboratory of Richard M. Myers, Department of Genetics, Palo Alto, CA

    2001 BS in Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    2000-2001 Senior Honors Thesis Research, Laboratory of Nansi Jo Colley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

  • Academic and Administrative Appointments

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

    2011-Present Adjunct Faculty, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

    2014-Present Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics graduate theme Program Director, UAB

    2015-Present Committee Member for three Ph.D. Students at University of Alabama-Huntsville

  • Awards

    2007-2010 Ruth L. Kirschstein Award, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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September 6, 2017
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn more about the disease and the work being done to fight it. Ovarian cancer doesn’t have the high public profile of breast cancer, or the simple testing option of c...
April 24, 2017
Seven HudsonAlpha researchers have analyzed the role of cell proliferation across 19 cancers using tissue-based RNA sequencing data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project. Their results, published April 8 in Oncotarget, prov...
November 7, 2016
Project will explore patient response to immunotherapy A breast cancer research collaboration between the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has been awarded a two-year award ...
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