Dianne Cooper graduated, having studied anatomy and cell biology, from the University of Sheffield in 1995. He earned the M.A. and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of Bradford. The focus of her Ph.D. thesis was stress-activated signaling pathways in endothelial cells during inflammation. In 2001, she moved to Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, La, USA, to complete a postdoctoral period studying platelet-leukocyte interactions in the microcirculation. She moved to the William Harvey Research Institute and the Center for Biochemical Pharmacology in 2003, where she was awarded a nonclinical career development fellowship from The London Charity. During this time, her research focused on the biology of galectins, a family of carbohydrate binding proteins endowed with potent immune-regulatory properties. In 2007, she was awarded a 5-year Arthritis Research Career Development Fellowship, from UK, to further her studies on the role of galectins in inflammatory arthritis.
Biography Updated on 22 June 2011