John A. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.

Head of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Lab Website
Publications (PubMed / NIH)


Office: 2901 South
Phone: 314-362-0287
Email: jacooper(at)


  • Santiago-Tirado F.H., Onken M.D., Cooper J.A., Klein R.S., and Doering T.L.
    Trojan Horse Transit Contributes to Blood-Brain Barrier Crossing of a Eukaryotic Pathogen.
    MBio. (2017) (Abstract)

  • Wang X., Galletta B.J., Cooper J.A., and Carlsson A.E.
    Actin-Regulator Feedback Interactions during Endocytosis.
    Biophys J. 110(6):1430-43 (2016) (Abstract)

  • Stark B.C. and Cooper J.A.
    Differential expression of CARMIL-family genes during zebrafish development.
    Cytoskeleton (Hoboken) 72(10):534-41. (2015) (Abstract)

  • Canton, D.A., Olsten, M.E., Niederstrasser, H., Cooper, J.A. and Litchfield, D.W.
    The role of CKIP-1 in cell morphology depends on its interaction with actin-capping protein.
    J Biol Chem 281:36347-36359 (2006). (Abstract)

  • Bhattacharya, N., Ghosh, S., Sept, D. and Cooper, J.A.
    Binding of myotrophin/V-1 to actin-capping protein: implications for how capping protein binds to the filament barbed end.
    J Biol Chem 281:31021-31030 (2006). (Abstract)

  • Tehrani, S., Faccio, R., Chandrasekar, I., Ross, F.P. and Cooper, J.A.
    Cortactin has an essential and specific role in osteoclast actin assembly.
    Mol Biol Cell 17:2882-2895 (2006). (Abstract)

  • Bruck, S., Huber, T.B., Ingham, R.J., Kim, K., Niederstrasser, H., Allen, P.M., Pawson, T., Cooper, J.A. and Shaw, A.S.
    Identification of a novel inhibitory actin-capping protein binding motif in CD2-associated protein.
    J Biol Chem 281:19196-19203 (2006). (Abstract)

  • Kim, K., Galletta, B.J., Schmidt, K.O., Chang, F.S., Blumer, K.J. and Cooper, J.A.
    Actin-based motility during endocytosis in budding yeast.
    Mol Biol Cell 17:1354-1363 (2006). (Abstract)