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Keith Cooper, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
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Dr. Keith R. Cooper is a Professor of Toxicology in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. His research deals with comparative toxicology examining biochemical and pathological effects on both wildlife and higher vertebrates. He has published over 100 refereed scientific papers, as well as authored several book chapters dealing with water contamination. His research has spanned over 30 years and has been involved in elucidating the mechanisms causing toxic effects from the following chemicals: benzene, MTBE, 2,3,7,8-TCDD/TCDF, pharmaceuticals, petroleum spills and plastics. He combines both field and laboratory studies to demonstrate cause and effects from environmental exposures. He serves on several NJ state boards and national review committees for EPA, NOAA and NIEHS.