Priscilla Cooper uses biochemistry and structural biology to study the mechanisms that cells use to repair damaged DNA, including the type of damage caused by UV radiation exposure. When these processes are absent or dysfunctional, many serious diseases and cancers can occur. Cooper is an expert on XPG, a complicated repair protein critical to human life. She also serves on the editorial board of the journal DNA Repair.
- This Enigmatic Protein Sculpts DNA to Repair Harmful Damage
- Scientists Discover Protein’s Starring Role in Genome Stability, and Possibly Cancer Prevention
cell biology, cancer, UV damage, DNA repair