Jonathan Cooper, PhD


Jonathan Cooper, PhD

Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Fax: 206.667.6522
Mail Stop: A2-025

Dr. Jon Cooper studies the networks of proteins that cells use to communicate with each other — networks that also play a critical role in the transformation of healthy cells into cancer cells. In particular, his team studies how some proteins undergo chemical changes that regulate how healthy and cancerous cells divide, become more specialized and migrate in the body. His lab has discovered several of the key steps that cells use to signal when and how to grow, providing the field with important clues about how this signaling process goes awry in cancer cells. This information could help researchers fix corrupted signaling pathways that lead to cancer and other diseases. Dr. Cooper directed the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutch from 2009 to 2018.


B.A. University of Cambridge

Ph.D. University of Warwick

"[The Basic Sciences Division] puts creative people together and give them the resources and liberty to follow their instincts. I marvel at the great work they do."

— Dr. Jonathan Cooper

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Dr. Cooper in the News

But first, Cas: a 2-step model for focal adhesion assembly

Science Spotlight - September 18, 2023

Cell migration: it’s no walk in the park

Science Spotlight - August 16, 2021

The molecules that drive cell movement

Hutch News - September 23, 2016

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