CooperProfessor Emeritus of Medicine






B.S., University of Mississippi
M.D., Tulane University Medical School, 1957
Residency (Pediatrics), Tulane University Medical School
Fellowship(Pediatric Allergy), University of California, San Francisco

Research Interests

My laboratory pursues ontogenetic and phylogenetic studies of the adaptive immune system in parallel with the analysis of immunological diseases in humans. Current projects include the role of immunoglobulin and non-immunoglobulin genes in B cell development, and the evolution of adaptive immune systems in vertebrates.


For an interesting account of the life of an immunologist see: Cooper, MD. A Life of Adventure in Immunobiology. Annual Review of Immunology 28: 1-19.