Former Lab Members

Subrat Thanapati, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Subrat received his undergraduate degree from School of Life Sciences, Sambalpur University, Odisha, India. Then, he moved to Pune to pursue his PhD training in National Institute of Virology-University of Pune, India. During his graduate study, he investigated the phenotypes and functions of NK cell in the chikungunya patients with different clinical presentations. Also, studied the involvement of cytokine signaling inhibitors in chikungunya virus infection. Currently, he is interested in studying the impact of intrinsic cellular metabolism on NK cell antiviral function in vivo. In his free time, he enjoys playing outdoor games, sightseeing, and listens music.

Diana He

Undergraduate Research Student

Diana is an undergraduate student at Washington University. Through her time at Wash U she has continued expand her love for science and her aspirations to work in the fields of medicine and research. She is majoring in biology and anthropology (along the Global Health and Environment track) with a pre-med focus. Diana has hosted playgroups for local adopted children from China and enjoyed runs through Forest Park. Currently in the lab, she is studying mechanisms of NK cell activation.

James Tarbox, MD

Fellow, Allergy/Immunology

James was an allergy and immunology fellow at Washington University. He completed his medical school at Texas Tech University and internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic.

Subsequent position: Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University

Charles Mackin, M.S.

Research Technician

Charles joined the Cooper lab during the fall of 2011 after receiving his B.S. in Molecular Biology and M.S. in Genetics from the University of Connecticut.

Subsequent position: Medical Student, Boston University

Miriam Ben Abdallah, BA

Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Miriam recently completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis. Miriam was a Women's Studies and French major following the pre-medical track and is interested in Pediatric Rhuematology.

Subsequent position: Medical Student, Washington University, class of 2017

Tiphanie Vogel, MD, PhD

Fellow, Pediatric and Adult Rheumatology

Tiphanie is a native of Southern California, where she played college basketball at Claremont McKenna College. During her graduate studies in the MSTP program at the University of Chicago she worked on the development of CD8 T cell memory. Tiphanie subsequently completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She was a clinical fellow in both adult and pediatric rheumatology at Washington University, and was a post-doctoral fellow investigating the role of STAT3 in autoimmune disease in the Cooper lab. Tiphanie is currently an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital.

Emily Moore

Subsequent Position: MSTP Student Columbia University

Emily is an undergraduate at Washington University from New York. She is majoring in Genomics and Computational Biology and minoring in Anthropology: Global Health and Environment. She is also a ballet dancer and enjoys volunteering at the St. Louis Science Center and Mercy Children’s Hospital. In the lab, she is currently studying the metabolism of memory NK cells.

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