James Cook, MD


Infectious Disease
Co-Director, Infectious Disease and Immunology Research Institute, Division Director, Infectious Disease

Languages Spoken


Clinical Expertise

  • TB and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections

Medical Education

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine
University of Utah Hospital and Clinics - Internal Medicine: General
University of Utah Hospital and Clinics - Internal Medicine: Infectious Disease

Board Certification

Infectious Disease - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - General Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine


  • Identification of Bacillus anthracis PurE inhibitors with antimicrobial activity Kim, A.; Wolf, N. M.; Zhu, T.; Johnson, M. E.; Deng, J.; Cook, J. L.; Fung, L. W., Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry
  • Structural and biological evaluation of a novel series of benzimidazole inhibitors of Francisella tularensis enoyl-ACP reductase (FabI) Mehboob, S.; Song, J.; Hevener, K. E.; Su, P. C.; Boci, T.; Brubaker, L.; Truong, L.; Mistry, T.; Deng, J.; Cook, J. L.; Santarsiero, B. D.; Ghosh, A. K.; Johnson, M. E., Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
  • Adenovirus E1B 19-kilodalton protein modulates innate immunity through apoptotic mimicry Radke, J. R.; Grigera, F.; Ucker, D. S.; Cook, J. L., Journal of virology
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  • Clinical Significance of MYC Expression and/or "High-grade" Morphology in Non-Burkitt Diffuse Aggressive B-cell Lymphomas: A SWOG S9704 Correlative Study, Cook, J. R.; Goldman, B.; Tubbs, R. R.; Rimsza, L.; Leblanc, M.; Stiff, P.; Fisher, R., The American Journal of Surgical Pathology
  • Autologous transplantation as consolidation for aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Stiff, P. J.; Unger, J. M.; Cook, J. R.; Constine, L. S.; Couban, S.; Stewart, D. A.; Shea, T. C.; Porcu, P.; Winter, J. N.; Kahl, B. S.; Miller, T. P.; Tubbs, R. R.; Marcellus, D.; Friedberg, J. W.; Barton, K. P.; Mills, G. M.; LeBlanc, M.; Rimsza, L. M.; Forman, S. J.; Fisher, R. I., The New England journal of medicine
  • Continuation of long-term care for cervical dystonia at an academic movement disorders clinic Gill, C. E.; Manus, N. D.; Pelster, M. W.; Cook, J. A.; Title, W.; Molinari, A. L.; Charles, D., Toxins
  • Discovery of a novel and potent class of F. tularensis enoyl-reductase (FabI) inhibitors by molecular shape and electrostatic matching. Hevener, K. E.; Mehboob, S.; Su, P. C.; Truong, K.; Boci, T.; Deng, J.; Ghassemi, M.; Cook, J. L.; Johnson, M. E., Journal of medicinal chemistry
  • Anthrax lethal factor activates K(+) channels to induce IL-1beta secretion in macrophages. Thomas, J.; Epshtein, Y.; Chopra, A.; Ordog, B.; Ghassemi, M.; Christman, J. W.; Nattel, S.; Cook, J. L.; Levitan, I., Journal of Immunology
  • Nontuberculous mycobacteria: opportunistic environmental pathogens for predisposed hosts Cook, J. L., British medical bulletin
  • The recovery education in the academy program: transforming academic curricula with the principles of recovery and self-determination Razzano, L. A.; Jonikas, J. A.; Goelitz, M. A.; Hamilton, M. M.; Marvin, R.; Jones-Martinez, N.; Ortiz, D.; Garrido, M.; Cook, J. A., Psychiatric rehabilitation journal
  • Group A streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis of the eyelids and face managed with debridement and adjunctive intravenous immunoglobulin. Aakalu, V. K.; Sajja, K.; Cook, J. L.; Ahmad, A. Z., Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Design and synthesis of aryl ether inhibitors of the Bacillus anthracis enoyl-ACP reductase. Tipparaju, S. K.; Mulhearn, D. C.; Klein, G. M.; Chen, Y.; Tapadar, S.; Bishop, M. H.; Yang, S.; Chen, J.; Ghassemi, M.; Santarsiero, B. D.; Cook, J. L.; Johlfs, M.; Mesecar, A. D.; Johnson, M. E.; Kozikowski, A. P., ChemMedChem
  • E1A oncogene enhancement of caspase-2-mediated mitochondrial injury sensitizes cells to macrophage nitric oxide-induced apoptosis. Radke, J. R.; Siddiqui, Z. K.; Miura, T. A.; Routes, J. M.; Cook, J. L., Journal of Immunology
  • Nucleotide biosynthesis is critical for growth of bacteria in human blood. Samant, S.; Lee, H.; Ghassemi, M.; Chen, J.; Cook, J. L.; Mankin, A. S.; Neyfakh, A. A., PLoS Pathogens
  • Restoration of the antiviral activity of 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine (AZT) against AZT-resistant human immunodeficiency virus by delivery of engineered thymidylate kinase to T cells. Lavie, A.; Su, Y.; Ghassemi, M.; Novak, R. M.; Caffrey, M.; Sekulic, N.; Monnerjahn, C.; Konrad, M.; Cook, J. L., Journal of General Virology
  • Field evaluation of digital optical method to quantify the visual opacity of plumes. Du, K.; Rood, M. J.; Kim, B. J.; Kemme, M. R.; Franek, B. J.; Mattison, K.; Cook, J., Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association