Tom Cooper Lab



Projects Summary


We investigate two broad and related areas:  

  1. The mechanisms and physiological consequences of alternative splicing transitions during mammalian postnatal development
  2. The disruption of this regulatory network that is the pathogenic mechanism of the repeat expansion disease myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1)

There are several potential research projects at any given time; examples are below and new ideas are welcome. Contact Dr. Cooper to explore options. 

Mechanism of Myotonic Dystrophy Pathogenesis