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2019 Funding:

  1. Cooper laboratory part of $400k grant from the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) to study the impact of disinfecting irrigation water on pathogens and agricultural microbiomes.

  2. Cooper laboratory part of $50k grant from University of Arizona Research, Discovery and Innovation (RDI) to assess the public health risk of antibiotic resistant bacteria from daily sewage spills along the Mexico-Arizona border.

2018 Funding:

  1. Cooper laboratory receives $89k grant from the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) to study the evolution of bacterial foodborne pathogens in different agricultural environments.

  2. Cooper laboratory part of $25K grant from University of Arizona Research, Discovery and Innovation (RDI) to establish an animal model for post-infectious IBS.

2017 Funding:

  1. Cooper laboratory part of $4.5 million grant from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the microbiome of different types of melons and determine the prevalence of foodborne pathogens directly in melon fields at point of harvest.

Student Presentations (Reverse Chronological Order):

Look for several Cooper laboratory students to be presenting posters at International Food Protection Association (IAFP) Annual Meeting 2020 (Cleveland, OH).

Five Cooper laboratory CSUN students presented posters and one gave a talk at ASM Microbe 2017 (New Orleans).
Tabitha Bayangos, CSUN graduate student presents a poster at ASM Microbe 2017 (New Orleans).
Five Cooper laboratory CSUN students presented posters and one gave a talk at ASM Microbe 2017 (New Orleans).
Kadir Galindo, CSUN student gives a talk at ASM Microbe 2017 (New Orleans).
Five Cooper laboratory CSUN students presented posters and one gave a talk at ASM Microbe 2017 (New Orleans).
Bryan Sanchez, CSUN student presents a poster at ASM Microbe 2017 (New Orleans).
Five Cooper laboratory CSUN students presented posters and one gave a talk at ASM Microbe 2017 (New Orleans).
Ohannes Guerbidjian, CSUN student presents a poster at ASM Microbe 2017 (New Orleans).
Five Cooper laboratory CSUN students presented posters and one gave a talk at ASM Microbe 2017 (New Orleans).
Kadir Galindo, CSUN student presents poster at ASM Microbe 2017 (New Orleans).
Five Cooper laboratory CSUN students presented posters and one gave a talk at ASM Microbe 2017 (New Orleans).
Nicolas Lopez, CSUN student presents poster at ASM Microbe 2017 (New Orleans).
One Cooper laboratory CSUN graduate student presented a poster at ASM Microbe 2016 (Boston).
 Andrew Oliver, CSUN graduate student presented a poster at ASM Microbe 2016 (Boston).​​​​​

Dr. Cooper's External Presentations Last 3 years (Reverse Chronological):

  1. Oral presentation - "Comparative genomics of Campylobacter jejuni producing different diarrheal pathotypes", Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms (CHRO) Meeting, Belfast, Northern Ireland, September 2019.

  2. Poster presentation - "Characterization of tree fruit bacterial communities during harvest", International Food Protection Association (IAFP) Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY, July 2019.

  3. Poster presentation - "Characterization of tree fruit bacterial communities during harvest", Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomics Meeting, Lake Arrowhead, CA, September 2018.

  4. Oral presentation - "Role of whole genome sequencing in foodborne outbreaks", YUM! Produce Industry Meeting, Monterey, CA, July 2018.

  5. Oral presentation - "Role of whole genome sequencing in food safety", Taco Bell Annual Supplier Meeting, Irvine, CA, April 2018.

  6. Oral presentation - "An Update on whole genome sequencing", YUM! Produce Industry Meeting, Monterey, CA, July 2017.