Sarah Cobey

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

Phil Arevalo

Phil is building models that integrate epidemiological and molecular data to infer how infection history, vaccination, and influenza epitope diversity influence protection against influenza infection.

Katie Gostic

Katie studies the epidemiological impacts of childhood immune imprinting, and the within-host dynamics that allow biases in immune memory to develop and persist. She also aims to understand why our immune system isn’t better at deploying broadly protective antibodies against multi-strain pathogens.

Kangchon Kim

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.

Lauren McGough

Lauren studies how the mechanisms and dynamics of affinity maturation in the adaptive immune system affect the diversity of individuals' antibody repertoires.

Spencer Carran

Spencer studies the interplay between policy and disease dynamics. He is working to understand factors that can bias estimates of influenza vaccine effectiveness.

Marcos Vieira

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.


Ed Baskerville, Senior Research Programmer (2013 to 2019), now saving the internet from corporate domination
Frank Wen, PhD Student (2015 to 2018), now completing medical school at U. Chicago
Sylvia Ranjeva, PhD Student (2014 to 2018), still completing medical school at U. Chicago
Daniel Zinder, Postdoctoral Researcher (2016 to 2017), now a bioinformatician at Roche
Graham Northrup, Research Assistant (2017), PhD student at the Center for Computational Biology at UC Berkeley
Rohan Dandavati, Research Assistant (2017), advanced undergraduate in the computer science BS/MS program at U. Chicago
Rahul Subramanian, PhD student (2015 to 2017), now completing his PhD with Mercedes Pascual at U. Chicago
Colin Kyle, Research Programmer (2016), game developer
Igor Vasiljevic, Research Assistant (2015), currently a PhD student in computer science at the Toyota Technical Institute at Chicago
Lev Tsypin, Research Assistant (2015), now a PhD student in systems biology at Caltech