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Max Dale Cooper (born August 31, 1933 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi[1]), ForMemRS, is an American immunologist and Professor of Pathology at Emory University known for identifying T cells and B cells.[2][3]

Max Cooper
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Max Cooper at the Royal Society admissions day in London, July 2017
Max Dale Cooper

(1933-08-28) August 28, 1933 (age 85)
AwardsRobert Koch Prize (2010)
Japan Prize (2018)
Scientific career
InstitutionsEmory University

Education and careerEdit

He had attended the University of Mississippi and Tulane University School of Medicine.[4]. His laboratory currently studies the evolution of adaptive immunity and explores the use of lamprey monoclonal antibodies for diagnosis and therapy of infectious diseases and lymphoid malignancies in humans. Cooper worked with Robert Good to define the independent development of the functionally-interactive T and B cell lineages, with Paul Kincade to discover antibody class switching by B cells, Dale Bockman to describe the lymphoid follicle-associated epithelial “M” cells in the intestine and their transcytotic function, and with Martin Raff and John Owen to define the fetal liver and bone marrow origin of B cells and pre-B cells. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a foreign member of the French Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of London. Cooper is a former president of the American Association of Immunologists, the Clinical Immunology Society and the Kunkel Society. Honors include the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine Founder’s Award, Sandoz Prize in Immunology, American College of Physicians Science Award, American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Lifetime Achievement Award, AAI-Dana Foundation Award in Human Immunology Research, Avery-Landsteiner Prize, the Robert Koch Prize, AAI Excellence in Mentoring Award and the Japan Prize. [5].

External video
  Seminar by Dr. Cooper about immune cells in jawless vertebrates after an introduction about his career.

Awards and honorsEdit


  1. ^ "Alabama Academy of Honor bio". Archived from the original on 2013-08-03. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  2. ^ Max Dale Cooper publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Board of Trustees, Duke University". Archived from the original on 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  4. ^ University of Alabama in Birmingham profile
  5. ^ "Immunology: Fifty years of B lymphocytes" in Nature
  6. ^ "Max D. Cooper wins 1990 3M Life Sciences Award". FASEB Journal. 4 (5): 1537. 1990. doi:10.1096/fasebj.4.5.2407593. PMID 2407593.
  7. ^ "Laureates". Novartis Prizes for Immunology. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Past Recipients". The American Association of Immunologists. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Koch Prize site". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  10. ^ "Max Cooper ForMemRS". Archived from the original on 2017-05-23.