Jonathan Cooper PhD

Cell Migration , Src , In-Utero Electroporation , Phosphotyrosine , Ubiquitin , Cytoskeleton


Dr. Cooper studies signaling events that control the architecture of the developing brain. Dr. Cooper is an expert in the signaling pathways that allow cells to communicate with each other and affect the behavior of normal and cancer cells. In particular, his group is interested in studying the Src protein family to understand how they regulate normal cell behavior and their transformation to cancer cells. More recent studies from his laboratory have revealed a mechanism that coordinates cell migrations during brain development and uses many of the same genes and proteins that are important in cancer.


Fred Hutch Basic Sciences Professor
Fred Hutch University of Washington Cancer Consortium Basic Sciences Program Head
University of Washington Biochemistry Affiliate Professor