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Personal details

Name Timothy Francis Cooper

Place of birth Sheffield, England

Nationality England, New Zealand

Current position      

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology and Biochemistry   

University of Houston

349 Science & Research 2                              Tel: +713-743-2552

4800 Calhoun Rd                                              Fax: +713-743-2636

Houston, Texas 77204-5001                           Email: tfcooper@uh.edu

Education

PhD Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. 2000.

BSc Biochemistry, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. 1995.

Professional Experience

December 2008 – Present Adjunct assistant professor, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, Texas, USA.

December 2007 – Present Adjunct assistant professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA.

September 2007 – Present Assistant professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, Houston, Texas, USA.

2003 – 2007 Senior research fellow, Evolution Ecology and Behavior Group, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

2002 – 2003 Visiting assistant professor, Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

2000 – 2002 Visiting research fellow, Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

Awards

2005 New Zealand Molecular Biology Society, young investigator prize.

2012 University of Houston research excellence (assistant professor)

2012 University of Houston teaching excellence 

Current Grants

December 1 2011 – November 30 2014. Title: Not different, just better: adaptive evolution of an enzyme. Army Research Office, Microbiology and Biodegradation. Role: Co-PI. Total value: $110,000.

August 1 2010 – July 31 2013. Title: Rewiring a resource utilization network: mechanistic basis and ecological implications. National Science Foundation, Physiological and structural systems cluster. Role: PI. Total value: $306,261.

July 1 2009 – June 30 2012. Title: Understanding the Basis of Interactions Between Adaptive Mutations and Their Environment. National Science Foundation, Population and evolutionary processes cluster. Role: PI. Total value: $411,050.