Dr. Cooper is a Professor of Pediatric and Pathology & Immunology at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Physician-Scientist in the Division of Rheumatology/Immunology and Director of the Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
She cares for patients in Pediatric Rheumatology and Immunology clinics, with a clinical interest in immune dysregulation. Dr. Cooper’s laboratory focuses on basic mechanisms of immune cell activation and regulation.
She investigates defects of the immune system that lead to pediatric autoimmunity and immune deficiency, using genetic sequencing to uncover novel molecular mechanisms of pediatric disease. Her laboratory also studies mechanisms of NK cell activation, including long-term priming of NK cells for memory functions.
Dr. Cooper has an interest in education of physician-scientists and serves as an Associate Program Director for the MSTP program at Washington University.