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    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Katherine V. Augustus, MS

    Research Specialist
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



    Email address:   kvaugus@emory.edu




    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Goetz Ehrhardt, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

    Divisions:
    Experimental Pathology

    Email address:   rehrhar@emory.edu

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    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Oliver Goldstein

    PhD Graduate Student
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



    Email address:   ogoldst@emory.edu




    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Peng Guo, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



    Email Address:
    pguo3@emory.edu

    Graduated from Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    Research interests:
    I am studying the distribution and function of VLR-A and VLR-B lymphocytes in lamprey. I am also characterizing the adaptive immune receptors in hagfish, the other surviving jawless fish.


    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Murali Gururajan, DVM, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



    Email address:   mgurura@emory.edu



    Graduated from the University of Kentucky.

    Research interests:
    My project seeks to define ligands for Fc receptor-like molecules. Additional interests include exploring the utility of lamprey VLR antibodies.


    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Chris Haga, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



    Email address:   clhaga@emory.edu



    Graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    Research interests:
    My research focuses on Fc receptor-like molecule 5 and its role in B cell malignancies, in addition to collaborative work on chCATH-B1 with Dr. Hiroshi Ohno at the Riken Center for Allergy and Immunology in Yokohama.


    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Brant Herrin, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



    Email address:   brantley.herrin@emory.edu



    Graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Research interests:
    Having recently developed a method to produce monoclonal VLR antibodies of defined antigen specificity, I am exploring the potential of monoclonal VLR antibodies as novel detection and therapeutic reagents.


    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Masayuki Hirano, PhD

    Research Associate
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



    Email address:   mhiran2@emory.edu



    Graduated from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo;
    Postdoctoral Fellowships: University of Tokyo and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Research interests:
    Functions of Fc receptors and Fc receptor-like molecules and the evolution of adaptive immune systems.


    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Tanisha Jackson

    PhD Graduate Student
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL



    Email address:   tjacks5@emory.edu



    Research interests:
    My project examines the role of FCRL2 in B cell signaling.


    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Jianxu Li, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



    Email address:   jli58@emory.edu



    Research interests:
    Graduated from Kunming Institute of Zoology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    My studies focus on the relationship of innate and adaptive immunity in lamprey.


    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Nathanael McCurley, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



    Email address:   nathanael.mccurley@emory.edu



    Graduated from Yale University

    Research interests:
    Consistent with a long-standing interest in the phylogeny of mononuclear phagocytes, my work is focused on the effector functions of VLR-B antibodies and the role played by lamprey phagocytes in the antigen-specific recognition and! clearance of pathogenic material.


    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Hirotomo Nakahara

    MD/PhD Graduate Student
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



    Email address:   hnakaha@emory.edu



    B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology

    Research interests:
    I am currently evaluating the potential in vivo applications of lamprey VLR antibodies by using a mouse lymphoma model.


    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Andrea Sadlonova, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



    Email address:   asadlon@emory.edu



    Graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    Research interests:
    My studies examine the protective potential of VLR antibodies in lamprey.


    Cooper Lab Personnel

    Cuiling Yu, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine



    Email address:   cyu6@emory.edu



    Graduated from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

    Research interests:
    My research focuses on the biomedical utility of lamprey VLR antibodies and lymphocyte signaling pathways in lamprey.