The Cooper lab has two main areas of interest: mechanisms of NK cell activation and the genetic basis of pediatric immune dysregulation syndromes. Current NK cell projects include: 1) metabolic regulation of NK cell activation; 2) metabolic regulation of NK cell anti-viral responses; and 3) enhancing NK cell memory for immunotherapy. Current projects focused on immune dysregulation include: 1) an in vivo model of STAT3 GOF ; 2) the role of STAT3 in epithelial cell turnover; 3) novel genetic defects in pediatric immune dysregulation syndromes.
The Cooper laboratory is committed to being a home for diverse trainees and staff, and we feel that bringing together people from different backgrounds with different life perspectives is the best way to advance science. We are always interested in offering opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. If you are interested in learning more about current projects and opportunities, please e-mail Megan (email@example.com).