Dr. Cobb completed his undergraduate BS degree at the University of Oklahoma in Biochemistry in 1995, and his PhD at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in Biochemistry in 2001. Upon graduation, he joined the laboratory of Dennis L. Kasper, MD at Harvard Medical School as a postdoctoral fellow. He remained there until being recruited to Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine in 2005.
Today, he is the Michael E. Lamm Professor of Pathology and currently serves as the Director of the CWRU PhD Immunology Training Program (ITP), a steering committee member of the Consortium for Functional Glycomics, and a member of the Education Committee for the Society for Glycobiology. Scientifically, Dr. Cobb is a leader in research at the interface of glycobiology and immunology through investigating the impact of glycans on immune regulation, and is an active member of both the Society for Glycobiology and the American Association of Immunologists.