Rhodes College , Biology
Graduate School
Washington University (1996), Molecular & Cell Biology

Research Interest

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


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 OÂ’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