JDRF International Center for Diabetic Complications Research
Dr Mark Cooper is the director of the Danielle Alberti Memorial Centre for Diabetes Complications at the Baker Heart Research Institute.
He is head of the Diabetes & Metabolism Division which encompasses not only diabetic complications but also laboratories studying metabolism and epigenetics.
He is an Associate Director of the Institute since 2002.
holds honorary appointments as a Professor of Medicine at both Monash University
and University of Melbourne
He is a trained endocrinologist with an appointment at the co-located Alfred Hospital.
Dr Cooper studied medicine at the University of Melbourne and then completed his physician's training at the Austin Hospital as well as his PhD under Dr George Jerums and Professor Austin Doyle in the University of Melbourne Department of Medicine, Austin Hospital.
has successfully competed for a large number of peer reviewed grants over the last 15 years from a range of organizations including not only JDRF
but also the National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Diabetes Australia and Kidney Health Australia
In 1999 Dr Cooper
was awarded the Eric Susman prize from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
research in the field of renal and vascular complications of diabetes.
In 2005 he
was awarded the Australian Diabetes Society
(ADS) Kellion Award for outstanding contributions to diabetes research in Australia.
In 1999 he
was awarded a Centre Grant from the JDRF
which was subsequently renewed in 2003.
is the Deputy Director of a 5 year Centre grant awarded to Professor Brownlee with senior members of his
team directly involved in this research program.
Dr Cooper is currently Co-Chair of the JDRF Medical Science Review Committee (Complications Panel).
is regularly invited to speak at international meetings and has over 300 peer reviewed publications.