People

Sarah Cobey

Principal Investigator · cobey@uchicago.edu

Sarah is an assistant professor in the Ecology & Evolution Department at the University of Chicago.

Daniel Zinder

Postdoctoral Researcher · dzinder@uchicago.edu

Daniel is a postdoctoral scholar at the lab. He is interested in the evolutionary, competitive and ecological dynamics of B-cells and of antibody repertoires in response to repeated infection challenges. He is also interested in the study of the mechanisms that shape the antigenic and genetic diversity of pathogens such as influenza and rotavirus. He obtained his Ph.D in bioinformatics from the University of Michigan, and his M.E. in biomedical eng. and B.Sc in computer and software eng. from the Technion institute of technology in Israel.

Kangchon Kim

Postdoctoral Researcher · kckim@uchicago.edu

Kangchon is a postdoc at Cobey lab. She received her PhD in Evolutionary genetics from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea and studied computer science for BS at the same university. She is interested in population genetics of viruses and antibodies and host-pathogen coevolution.

Frank Wen

PhD Student · frankwen@uchicago.edu

Frank is a third-year MSTP student at the University of Chicago, from which he graduated in 2013 with a BA in biology and a BS in biological chemistry. His current work examines the effects of vaccines on the evolution of seasonal influenza.

Marcos Vieira

PhD Student · mvieira@uchicago.edu

Marcos moved to the University of Chicago for his PhD studies after completing his Master's in Ecology & Evolution (Universidade Federal de Goiás) and his BS (Universidade Federal do Ceará) in Biology in Brazil. He's currently interested in the coevolutionary dynamics of pathogens and antibody repertoires, and his background interests include ecological networks and a bit of evolutionary behavioral ecology.

Rahul Subramanian

PhD Student · rsfive@uchicago.edu

Rahul Subramanian is a first-year PhD student at the University of Chicago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution. He is interested in understanding the effect of prior influenza infection history on antibody responses and the larger interplay between past infection histories, seasonal vaccination, and antibody responses. He enjoys combining his love of engineering, immunology, and public policy by utilizing mathematical models to understand infectious disease evolution. He received a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2015.

Sylvia Ranjeva

PhD Student · slr@uchicago.edu

Sylvia is a third-year MSTP student at the University of Chicago and Pritzker School of Medicine, pursuing a PhD through the Department of Ecology and Evolution. She is co-advised by Greg Dwyer. Broadly, she is interested in mathematical modeling of human disease processes with implications in public policy and global health. Sylvia received Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering science and French literature from Pennsylvania State University in 2012.

Alumni

Colin Kyle, Research Programmer (2016)
Ed Baskerville, Senior Research Programmer (2013-2016)
Igor Vasiljevic, Research Assistant (2015)
Lev Tsypin, Research Assistant (2015)
Linnea Jones, Rotation Student (2015)