Dr. Robert F. Cooper

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Dr. Robert F. CooperMarquette University

Cramer Annex, 160C

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-5205Google Scholar
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering


Ocular & Computer Vision Laboratory (OCVL)

Professional Preparation

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015–2019, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D., 2016, Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University
  • B.S., 2009, Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University

Research Interests

  • Measuring photoreceptor mosaic structure and function using advanced noninvasive techniques
  • Development of image processing and automated analysis tools
  • Clinical imaging for studying the etiology of retinal disease

Recent Publications



  • Buckland E. (Co-Principal Investigator), Carroll J. (Co-Principal Investigator), Cooper RF (Co-Investigator); “Validating Automated Photoreceptor Analytics Software for Degenerative Eye Disease Research and Biopharma Clinical Trials.”  R44EY031278-01 and R44EY031278-02, sponsored by National Institutes of Health—National Eye Institute (03/01/2020–02/28/2022).  Major goal: To extend the functionality of MOSAIC as a commercial-ready, efficient and user-friendly photoreceptor analysis software for quantifying AO images.
  • Connor (Principal Investigator), Cooper RF (Co-Principal Investigator); “Assessing Function at a Cellular Scale in Patients with Inherited Retinal Degenerations.” Traditional Pilot Award sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (08/01/2020–07/31/2021). Major goal: To translate a nascent cellular-scale functional assay to a clinical environment.
  • Cooper, RF (Principal Investigator); “Assessing the Function of Individual Cells in Patients with Inherited Retinal Degenerative Disease.” CC-CL-0620-0785-MRQ sponsored by the Foundation Fighting Blindness (06/30/202006/29/2023). Major goal: To enhance and explore the functional signal from individual cells in patients with degenerative diseases.

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