In This Installment of Access the Experts
Kate Cooper, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, answers the question: “How is a virus or variant named?”
Cooper’s background is in “big data” analysis with a focus on the study of bioinformatics, which is where technology and innovation meet biology and medical sciences. A member of the UNO Bioinformatics research group since 2005, she has collaborated on projects exploring how graphs can be effective tools for modeling systems in broader areas of biomedical and health informatics, such as the spread of infectious disease and the modeling co-occurrence of terms in food products labels. Her current research interests are exploring the impact of diet on the prevention of disease using consumer health informatics.
Cooper is also heavily involved in UNO’s WiSTEM, or Women in STEM, program and is a member of the College of Information Science & Technology Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
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