Dr. Kimberly Cooney

Assistant Professor


Kimberly Cooney

Contact Information

Department of Biological Sciences

College of Life and Physical Sciences

Office: McCord Hall 112K

Phone: 615-963-5806

Email: kcooney@tnstate.edu



PhD: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences) 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine

Research Interest: Effects of viral load on immune cell response and inflammation, receptor trafficking and function



Sayegh MN, Cooney KA, Han WM, Wang L, Strobel F, Hansen L, Garcia A, Levit RD. A hydrogel strategy to augment tissue adenosine to improve hindlimb perfusion. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. Volume 41, Issue 6, June 2021

Hoang TN, Pino M, Boddapati AK, Viox EG, Starke CE, Upadhyay AA, Gumber S, Nekorchuk M, Busman-Sahay K, Strongin Z, Harper JL, Tharp GK, Pellegrini KL, Kirejczyk S, Zandi K, Tao S, Horton TR, Beagle EN, Mahar EA, Lee MYH, Cohen J, Jean SM, Wood JS, Connor-Stroud F, Stammen RL, Delmas OM, Wang S, Cooney KA, Sayegh MN, Wang L, Filev PD, Weiskopf D, Silvestri G, Waggoner J, Piantadosi A, Kasturi SP, Al-Shakhshir H, Ribeiro SP, Sekaly RP, Levit RD, Estes JD, Vanderford TH, Schinazi RF, Bosinger SE, Paiardini M. Baricitinib treatment resolves lower-airway macrophage inflammation and neutrophil recruitment in SARS-CoV-2-infected rhesus macaques. Cell. 2021 Jan 21;184(2):460-475.e21. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.11.007. Epub 2020 Nov 10. PMID: 33278358; PMCID: PMC7654323.

Trentzsch, M., Nyamugenda,E., Miles,T.K. Cooney.KA et al. Delivery of phosphatidylethanolamine blunts stress in hepatoma cells exposed to elevated palmitate by targeting the endoplasmic reticulum. Cell Death Discov. 6, 8 (2020).

Cooney KA, Xu K, Wang L, Ginn SC, Deppen JN, Levit RD. Adenosine from a biologic source regulates neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). Journal of Leukocyte Biology 2019

Cooney, K.A., Molden, B.M., Kowalczyk, N.S., Russell, S., and Baldini, G. Lipid Stress Inhibits endocytosis of Melanocortin-4 Receptor from modified clathrin-enriched sites and impairs receptor desensitization. J Biol Chem. 2017

Molden BM, Cooney KA, West K, VanDer Ploeg LH, Baldini G. Temporal cAMP Signaling Selectivity by Natural and Synthetic MC4R agonists. Molecular Endocrinology 29: 1619-1633.2015


Courses taught at TSU

BIOL 3400  Introduction to Microbial Physiology

BIOL 3401   Introduction to Microbial Physiology Laboratory

BIOL 1110    General Biology I

BIOL 2110   Cell Biology

BIOL 2111    Cell Biology Laboratory

BIOL 5180  Graduate Cell Biology 

BIOL 4920  Honors Undergraduate Research