Max D. Cooper, MD


Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Professor, Emory Vaccine Center
Emory University School of Medicine
Investigator, Emory Center for AIDS Research
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cancer Cell Biology


Max D. Cooper, MD, is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and a member of the Emory Vaccine Center and the Center for AIDS Research at Emory University School of Medicine. In recognition of his fundamental contributions to immunology, Dr. Cooper was inducted into the French Academy of Science Institut de France and also was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society. He is a laureate of the prestigious Japan Prize Award received in 2018. 


Dr. Cooper obtained his medical degree and pediatric residency training from Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Dr. Cooper's laboratory is involved in studies that explore the use of lamprey monoclonal antibodies for diagnosis and therapy of infectious diseases and lymphoid malignancies.


Dr. Cooper is an editor of several immunological journals and past president of the Clinical Immunology Society, the American Association of Immunologists and the Kunkel Society.

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In 2017, Dr. Cooper received the Emory 1% Award which recognizes Emory faculty whose National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposals have been ranked in the top 1% by NIH reviewers.

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