Gregory M. Cooper, PhD
Gregory M. Cooper, Ph.D. is faculty of the Departments of Plastic Surgery, Oral Biology, and Bioengineering. After growing up in central Pennsylvania, he received his bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in Anthropology and Biology and his doctorate degree from the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. Dr. Cooper has been the Director of the Pediatric Craniofacial Biology Laboratory since 2006. His research focuses on the control of bone formation and healing. There are two cases when this research is applicable: 1) when there is too much bone, as in patients with certain congenital bone malformations, and 2) when there is not enough bone, usually after trauma or surgical complications.