Education

Undergraduate Rhodes College , Biology
Graduate School Washington University (1996)

Research Interest

  • Carbohydrate-Lectin Interactions
  • Circadian regulation of immunity
  • Host-microbial interactions
  • Innate immunity
  • Mucosal immunology

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Maternal western diet causes inflammatory milk and TLR2/4-dependent neonatal toxicity.

Du Y, Yang M, Lee S, Behrendt CL, Hooper LV, Saghatelian A, Wan Y Genes Dev. 2012 Jun 26 12 1306-11

Interactions between the microbiota and the immune system.

Hooper LV, Littman DR, Macpherson AJ Science 2012 Jun 336 6086 1268-73

Epithelial antimicrobial defence of the skin and intestine.

Gallo RL, Hooper LV Nat. Rev. Immunol. 2012 12 7 503-16

Honors & Awards

  • The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas, Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Medicine
    (2013)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    (2008)
  • Burroughs Wellcome Investigator in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
    (2007)
  • U.T. Southwestern Endowed Scholar in Biomedical Research
    (2003)
  • Burroughs Wellcome Career Award in Biomedical Sciences
    (2000)
  • Genzyme Award for Thesis Research in Glycobiology
    (1996)