Professor and Chair Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Houston Methodist Research Institute
Dr. Cooke trained in Cardiovascular Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and obtained a Ph.D. in Physiology. Subsequently, he was recruited to Harvard Medical School as an Assistant Professor of Medicine.
Three years later, he was recruited to Stanford University to spearhead the program in Vascular Medicine, and was Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute.
He was recruited to his current position at Methodist in July 2013.
Dr. Cooke is developing new approaches to regenerate the heart and vessels. He has developed methods to generate stem cells, as well as approaches to reduce scarring. His work includes age-reversal strategies such as telomere extension to increase the lifespan of human cells using mRNA Therapeutics.