Sarah Cobey

Sarah Cobey, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolution at the University of Chicago. Dr. Cobey received her PhD in ecology and evolution from the University of Michigan in 2009. After a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard School of Public Health, she joined the faculty at the University of Chicago. Dr. Cobey’s research focuses on the coevolutionary dynamics of pathogens and hosts’ adaptive immune responses. She works in close collaboration with experimental immunologists and epidemiologists to develop computational models of the B cell response, epidemic dynamics, and vaccine effects. An area of special focus is the immune response to influenza, including vaccination strategies to limit influenza transmission.