Dr. Michael S. Kobor is a Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Before joining UBC in 2005, Dr. Kobor completed his PhD in Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto and was a Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Kobor has received many distinctions, including a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Social Epigenetics, the Sunny Hill BC Leadership Chair in Child Development, and an appointment as Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Child and Brain Development Program.
A champion for translational research, Dr. Kobor serves as the Lead for the “Healthy Starts” Theme at BC Children’s Hospital. He also leads the UBC Social Exposome Research Cluster, an interdisciplinary effort spanning 8 Faculties that investigates the health effects of social and environmental factors and influences policies and interventions to reduce child health disparities. Ranging from model organisms to human populations, Dr. Kobor's own research program is focused on illuminating the biological mechanisms by which environmental exposures and life experiences can “get under the skin” to persistently affect health and behaviour across the lifespan.
Affiliations and Roles:
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Theme Lead, Healthy Starts, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Sunny Hill BC Leadership Chair in Child Development
Canada Research Chair in Social Epigenetics
Fellow, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Lead, Social Exposome Cluster, UBC