Dr. Cooper’s research focuses on basic and applied visual perception, with a particular emphasis on 3D vision. Her lab examines the principles underlying biological vision, with applications to both basic and translational questions.
Dr. Cooper received her doctorate in neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s Department of Psychology. She previously served as a research professor at Dartmouth College.
About the Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research at SUNY Optometry
The Institute for Vision Research was founded in 1983 in response to the growing need for scientific knowledge about the visual system and methods of improving visual function. The Institute was renamed the Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research (SIVR) in 1984 to honor the Schnurmacher’s generosity that made possible the establishment of an Institutional endowment. The scientific researchers associated with the Institute are engaged in a wide variety of vision research projects. The SIVR coordinates a colloquium series and supports collaborative clinical research, small clinical research projects and innovative vision science research.