Barry Cooperman, PhD., Penn.
World expert in Biochemistry of Ribosomes, 225 peer-reviewed publications
Barry S. Cooperman is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania and the first collaborator of Anima around PSM technology. He received a B.A. in Chemistry from Columbia University, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University, and postdoctoral work at the Pasteur Institute (Paris) before coming to Penn as an Assistant Professor. During his time at Penn he has served as Vice President for Research for 13 years, member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Genetik, Berlin, as Regional Editor for the journal Biochimie, and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AUI and of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Wistar Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académique. His research interests focus on mechanistic biochemistry, with particular emphasis on the development of fluorescent probes for both in vitro and in vivo monitoring of protein synthesis on the ribosome. Over the course of his career he has published more than 225 peer-reviewed papers and trained more than 80 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Since 2014 he is a member of the board of trustees of the Gordon Research Conferences.