Dr. Robert Cole is an assistant professor of biological chemistry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research focuses on mass spectrometry strategies to characterize proteins and their modifications in malnutrition, neurological diseases and cancer. Dr. Cole serves as the director of the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Mass Spectrometry Core for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
Dr. Cole received his undergraduate degree in zoology/physiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He earned his M.S. in biology/physiological ecology from the University of South Carolina and his Ph.D. in physiology/neuroscience from Michigan State University. He completed postdoctoral training in glycobiology/neuroscience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Cole joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1998.
He is a member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, and his work has been recognized with a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health.