Contact Info

Email: sjcooper@hudsonalpha.org
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. Her work is focused on using genomic and metabolomic technologies to understand human disease and improve patient care. Her ongoing studies often rely on integration of metabolomics and genomics. Current and recent projects cover a diverse range of human disease including pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, glioblastoma and neuropsychiatric disease with a particular emphasis on precision medicine.

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

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

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

Recent News

October 20, 2018
The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology wrapped up its contributions to the American Society for Human Genetics annual meeting on Friday with one final presentation. Ryne Ramaker, PhD, a recent MD/PhD student in the Sara Coope...
May 25, 2018
Three graduate students will receive their PhDs this spring after successfully defending their doctoral dissertations at HudsonAlpha.
May 10, 2018
Lea Starita, PhD., visited HudsonAlpha May 16, 2018 to deliver a research seminar on “Multiplexed functional assays to understand the impact of missense variation.” Starita is an assistant research professor in the Ge...
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