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Daniel J. Cook, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Surgery and Interim Director of the Immunogenetics and Transplantation Lab. Dr. Cook received a B.S.from the University of Massachusetts in 1979 and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1985.
He is a certified as a Clinical Histocompatibility Laboratory Director and as a High-Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director.He is the author of over one-hundred forty (140) publications and a frequent speaker at symposiums on this area of expertise. He was formerly the Co-Director of the Transplant Laboratory at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston,Texas.
He is a member of numerous professional societies including The Transplantation Society, American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, American Society of Transplant Physicians, and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and has held numerous leadership roles on committees within these and other organizations.
During his career, Dr. Cook's research has spanned numerous fields including Human transplantation immunology including alloantibody charac-terization, tissue typing, immune function assays (MLC, CML, mi-togens), flow cytometric crossmatching and transplant monitoring; flow cytometry; sero¬logical and biochemical characterization of histocompatibility anti¬gens; hybridoma technology; ELISA; T cell culture; lymphokinesion; anti-thymocyte globulin production; HLA-class II typing by molecular techniques (by SSOP, PCR-RFLP, sequencing), cyclosporine A monitoring by HPLC, RIA and TDx.