Kord Kober, PhD
Associate Professor, Physiological Nursing, UCSF
Dr. Kober's training is in systems biology, molecular evolutionary biology, and bioinformatics. His program of research uses rich demographic, clinical and molecular data to improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying common symptoms (e.g., fatigue) or neurotoxic side effects (e.g., peripheral neuropathy) experienced by patients with cancer. His work develops and improves prediction models to assist clinicians to identify high risk patients and provide recommendations for activity modifying interventions. Finally, he develops new methods, tools, and resources for new research space and strives to make them freely available to the research community. Dr. Kober has a well established track-record of successful collaborations and mentorships with transdisciplinary research teams. He believes this transdisciplinary approach is needed to develop future symptom scientists who work with genomics and big data.
University of California, Los Angeles, BS Biochemistry, 06/1996
University of California, Santa Cruz, MA Molecular Evolutionary Biology, 06/2009
University of California, Santa Cruz, PhD Molecular Evolutionary Biology, 06/2012
University of California, Irvine, Center for Complex Biological Systems, Systems Biology: Foundations for Interdisciplinary Careers Short Course, 01/2019