Kord Kober, PhD

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Kord Kober, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physiological Nursing, UCSF

Kord.Kober@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 476-4658
Box 0610, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143

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Cancer Center Membership

Member » Breast Oncology» Cancer Control

Research Summary

Dr. Kober is highly qualified to serve as a co-investigator, geneticist and bioinformatician for the proposed project. Dr. Kober has worked in this capacity both in the Academic (e.g., UC Santa Cruz Genome Browser) and non-Academic (e.g., Navigenics, Inc) environments. He has in-depth experience in computer science, biochemistry, and molecular evolution, the later which requires considered expertise in bioinformatics (i.e., scripting languages, data management and visualization, interrogation and deposition of data into public databases with strict formatting requirements). He has experience in molecular analysis of cancer related symptoms. He has worked both at the wet bench (i.e., molecular biologist) and in the dry laboratory (i.e., Bioinformatician) for over 10 years. He is experienced with the molecular and data analytic procedures described in the current application. Of note, Dr. Kober plays a key role in an NIH-funded Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Group as part of the NIH NIAID-funded Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), which currently focused primarily on genome wide association studies and large-scale molecular data analyses. He will bring these experiences to the proposed project.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles, BS, 06/96, Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Cruz, MA, 06/09, Molecular Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Santa Cruz, PhD, 06/12, Molecular Evolutionary Biology


Professional Experience

  • 1997-2000
    Programmer Analyst, Information Services & Technology, UC Berkeley
  • 2000-2004
    Unix Systems Architect, eCommerce, Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. & Prosodie Interactive
  • 2000-present
    Founder, Board member, Secretary, Treasurer, Benjamin Links. A 501(c)3 public benefit charity for families of children with Autism.
  • 2004-2005
    Director, eCommerce, Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. & Prosodie Interactive
  • 2006-2008
    Research Associate (Molecular Genetics), Physiological Nursing, UCSF School of Nursing
  • 2008-2009
    Bioinformatics Consultant (Personal Genomics), Research and Development, Navigenics, Inc.
  • 2010-2011
    Biological Data Engineer (Cancer Genomics), Cancer Genome Browser, UC Santa Cruz
  • 2011-2011
    Bioinformatics Consultant (Personal Genomics), Research and Development, Navigenics, Inc.
  • 2011-2013
    Bioinformaticist (Genomics of Human Disease), Physiological Nursing/ WIHS Genomics Unit, UCSF School of Nursing
  • 2013-present
    Assistant Professor, Physiological Nursing, UCSF School of Nursing
  • 2013-present
    Vice-Chair, UCSF Genomics Working Group, Women's Interagency HIV Study

Honors & Awards

  • 2006
    Regents' Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 2007
    STEPS Institute Graduate Research Grant Award, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 2007
    Summer Research Fellowship, Dept. of EE Biology, University Of California, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 2007
    Student Research and Education Award, Friends of Long Marine Lab, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 2008
    Summer Research Fellowship, Dept. of EE Biology, University Of California, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 2011
    Graduate Student Support Award, CSHL Meeting on The Biology of Genomes
  • 2011
    Research Award, Dr. Earl H. Myers and Ethel M. Myers Oceonographic and Marine Biology Trust
  • 2013
    Annual Meeting Best Poster Nominee, American Pain Society
  • 2014
    New Investigator Abstract Award (Fatigue Study Group), MASCC
  • 2015
    Faculty Learning and Development, UCSF Chancellor’s Fund

Selected Publications

  1. Smoot B, Kober KM, Paul SM, Levine JD, Abrams G, Mastick J, Topp K, Conley YP, Miaskowski CA. Potassium Channel Candidate Genes Predict the Development of Secondary Lymphedema Following Breast Cancer Surgery. Nurs Res. 2017 Mar/Apr; 66(2):85-94.
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  2. Miaskowski C, Mastick J, Paul SM, Topp K, Smoot B, Abrams G, Chen LM, Kober KM, Conley YP, Chesney M, Bolla K, Mausisa G, Mazor M, Wong M, Schumacher M, Levine JD. Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy in Cancer Survivors. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Jan 04.
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  3. Eshragh J, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Mastick J, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Miaskowski C, Kober KM. Associations Between Neurotransmitter Genes and Fatigue and Energy Levels in Women Following Breast Cancer Surgery. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Oct 5.
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  4. Kober KM, Smoot B, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Levine JD, Miaskowski C. Polymorphisms in Cytokine Genes Are Associated With Higher Levels of Fatigue and Lower Levels of Energy in Women After Breast Cancer Surgery. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Nov; 52(5):695-708.e4.
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  5. Kober KM, Dunn L, Mastick J, Cooper B, Langford D, Melisko M, Venook A, Chen LM, Wright F, Hammer M, Schmidt BL, Levine J, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Gene Expression Profiling of Evening Fatigue in Women Undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer. Biol Res Nurs. 2016 Jul; 18(4):370-85.
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  6. Miaskowski C, Cooper BA, Aouizerat B, Melisko M, Chen LM, Dunn L, Hu X, Kober KM, Mastick J, Levine JD, Hammer M, Wright F, Harris J, Armes J, Furlong E, Fox P, Ream E, Maguire R, Kearney N. The symptom phenotype of oncology outpatients remains relatively stable from prior to through 1 week following chemotherapy. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2016 Jan 18.
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  7. Kober KM, Cooper BA, Paul SM, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Wright F, Hammer MJ, Mastick J, Venook A, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Subgroups of chemotherapy patients with distinct morning and evening fatigue trajectories. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Apr; 24(4):1473-85.
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  8. Saligan LN, Olson K, Filler K, Larkin D, Cramp F, Yennurajalingam S, Escalante CP, del Giglio A, Kober KM, Kamath J, Palesh O, Mustian K. Erratum to: The biology of cancer-related fatigue: a review of the literature. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Sep; 23(9):2853.
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  9. Christensen AB, Herman JL, Elphick MR, Kober KM, Janies D, Linchangco G, Semmens DC, Bailly X, Vinogradov SN, Hoogewijs D. Phylogeny of Echinoderm Hemoglobins. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0129668.
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  10. Langford DJ, Paul SM, Cooper B, Kober KM, Mastick J, Melisko M, Levine JD, Wright F, Hammer MJ, Cartwright F, Lee KA, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Comparison of subgroups of breast cancer patients on pain and co-occurring symptoms following chemotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Feb; 24(2):605-14.
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  11. Aouizerat BE, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Kober KM, Miaskowski C. Phenotypic and Molecular Evidence Suggests That Decrements in Morning and Evening Energy Are Distinct but Related Symptoms. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Nov; 50(5):599-614.e3.
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  12. Saligan LN, Olson K, Filler K, Larkin D, Cramp F, Yennurajalingam S, Sriram Y, Escalante CP, del Giglio A, Kober KM, Kamath J, Palesh O, Mustian K. The biology of cancer-related fatigue: a review of the literature. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Aug; 23(8):2461-78.
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  13. Wright F, D'Eramo Melkus G, Hammer M, Schmidt BL, Knobf MT, Paul SM, Cartwright F, Mastick J, Cooper BA, Chen LM, Melisko M, Levine JD, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Predictors and Trajectories of Morning Fatigue Are Distinct From Evening Fatigue. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Aug; 50(2):176-89.
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  14. Wright F, D'Eramo Melkus G, Hammer M, Schmidt BL, Knobf MT, Paul SM, Cartwright F, Mastick J, Cooper BA, Chen LM, Melisko M, Levine JD, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Trajectories of Evening Fatigue in Oncology Outpatients Receiving Chemotherapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Aug; 50(2):163-75.
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  15. Langford DJ, Paul SM, West CM, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Kober KM, Dodd MJ, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Variations in potassium channel genes are associated with distinct trajectories of persistent breast pain after breast cancer surgery. Pain. 2015 Mar; 156(3):371-80.
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  16. Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Paul SM, Berman MB, Shumay DM, Kober K, Merriman JD, West C, Neuhaus JM, Miaskowski C. Trajectories of fear of recurrence in women with breast cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Jul; 23(7):2033-43.
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  17. Langford DJ, Schmidt B, Levine JD, Abrams G, Elboim C, Esserman L, Hamolsky D, Mastick J, Paul SM, Cooper B, Kober K, Dodd M, Dunn L, Aouizerat B, Miaskowski C. Preoperative Breast Pain Predicts Persistent Breast Pain and Disability After Breast Cancer Surgery. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jun; 49(6):981-94.
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  18. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Cataldo JK, Dunn LB, Kober K, Langford DJ, West C, Cooper BA, Paul SM, Miaskowski C. Associations between catecholaminergic, GABAergic, and serotonergic genes and self-reported attentional function in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Jun; 19(3):251-9.
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  19. Langford DJ, Paul SM, West C, Abrams G, Elboim C, Levine JD, Hamolsky D, Luce JA, Kober KM, Neuhaus JM, Cooper BA, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Persistent arm pain is distinct from persistent breast pain following breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2014 Dec; 15(12):1238-47.
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  20. Doong SH, Dhruva A, Dunn LB, West C, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Elboim C, Abrams G, Merriman JD, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Baggott C, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Associations between cytokine genes and a symptom cluster of pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression in patients prior to breast cancer surgery. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 May; 17(3):237-47.
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