Jonathan Cooper, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics, Genetics, Neurology

I’m a neuroscientist who works on profoundly neurodegenerative inherited diseases that mostly affect children and young adults. These are lysosomal storage disorders, due to failed lysosomal function. My lab works to understand these diseases better. which brain regions and cell types are affected. We then use this information to better target therapies (gene therapy and enzyme replacement) to the places where they can be most effective. This work has taken us from mice to large animal models and from the brain to the bowel.

Research keywords: neurodegeneration; gene therapy; genetics

Basic information

Mentoring statement:Find it here.
Some former postdocs’ career outcomes:I have trained many postdoctoral fellows, both in Europe and now in the US. Many are working in industry or academia, and leave with a rounded training in how to conduct science and mentor trainees. Most have several high impact first author papers.

Postdoc openings within the next year

Number of postdoc positions:1
Postdoc eligibility:U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
Current Visa-Holding Trainees in the U.S.
International Trainees Outside the U.S.