Lora Hooper, Ph.D.


Endowed Title: Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Immunology; Nancy Cain and Jeffrey A. Marcus Scholar in Medical Research, in Honor of Dr. Bill S. Vowell

Department: Immunology, Center for Genetics of Host Defense, Microbiology

Graduate Programs: Immunology, Molecular Microbiology


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

Research Interests

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


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Featured 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

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