Max Dale Cooper, MD

Dr. Max Dale Cooper was born in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, and earned degrees in medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical School and Tulane Medical School. Since 1967, Dr. Cooper has been associated with The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and has served as Director of the Division of Immunology, Department of Pediatrics since 1976. In addition to these responsibilities, Dr. Cooper served as a visiting scientist at the University of London and the Institut Pasteur in Paris.

Further achievements include three major accomplishments: Dr. Cooper was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Investigatorship; he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences; and he received the “3m Life Sciences Award.” Dr. Cooper has been asked to serve at other institutions, including Harvard Medical School, but has chosen to devote his immense skills and knowledge to The University of Alabama at Birmingham.