Megan A. Cooper, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Dr. Cooper’s laboratory focuses on basic mechanisms of immune cell activation and regulation. She investigates defects of the immune system that lead to pediatric autoimmunity and immune deficiency, using genetic sequencing to uncover novel molecular mechanisms of pediatric disease. Her laboratory also studies mechanisms of NK cell activation, including long-term priming of NK cells for memory functions.