Kim Cooper, PhD
Kim Cooper is an assistant professor at UC San Diego, division of biological sciences, section of cell and developmental biology. She teaches BILD3: Organismal Evolution and Ecology and co-teaches an upper level undergraduate course on stem cells and regeneration with David Traver.
From 2006 to 2013, she was a postdoctoral fellow with Cliff Tabin in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Her interest in limb development and the diversity of form in animals drew her to the Tabin lab.
In 2005, she received her PhD in the lab of Cecilia Moens at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as a student in the molecular and cellular biology program at FHCRC/University of Washington. Her dissertation was on the genetics of hindbrain motor neuron specification and cellular behavior.
The GICD/CVRI Seminar series is a collaborative series between the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UC San Francisco.