Edwin L. Cooper
User Biography : Cooper Edwin L. received his Ph.D. degree in biology from Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, in 1963 where he was elected to the Society of the Sigma Xi and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, Calif (UCLA),School of Medicine, in infectious diseases (now microbiology, immunology, and medical genetics). He became Assistant Professor (1964) and Vice Chairman (from 1989 to 1993) of Anatomy (now Department of Neurobiology) and Full Professor 1973. He is the author/editor of more than 25 books and several hundred other publications dealing with comparative immunology, invertebrate immune systems and evolution of neuroimmune systems. He founded the international journal: Developmental and Comparative Immunology (DCI) in 1977, (Elsevier) and was Second President and founder of the journal’s Society (ISDCI). His current research interests include antimicrobial peptides and CAM mechanisms with applications to biomedicine. For CAM, Professor Cooper co-organized the International Symposium on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Kanazawa, Japan, 2002 and has co-edited the proceedings to be published by Kluwer Publishers, New York, in 2004. He is now Founding Editor in Chief of the new journal: Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, (eCAM) published by Oxford University Press (2004). Edwin is a Charter Member of the new International Society of Complementary and Medical Research (ISCMR); He has served as Program Officer and President of the American Society of Zoologists (now Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology). Edwin is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American, British and French societies of immunology. He has been awarded Docteur Honoris Causa from five American and European universities and appointed as Senior Visiting Scientist, in the Institute for Advanced Studies, at the University of Bologna, Italy, 2006. In 2006 he was elected to the Erfurt Academy of Erfurt in Germany which is equivalent to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Biography Updated on 18 July 2012