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Kevin R. Coombes, PhD

Kevin R. Coombes, PhDVisiting Professor

office: 340-E Lincoln Tower
phone: (614) 685-3251
fax: (614) 688-6600

​​mailing address:

250 Lincoln Tower 
1800 Cannon Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Kevin R. Coombes, PhD is a visiting professor in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Coombes's current research focuses in statistical, mathematical, and computational methods to process, analyze, and understand highly multivariate biological data arising from high throughput technologies. He is particularly interested in (1) methods that incorporate existing biological knowledge early in the analytical process and (2) methods that integrate diverse types of biological data with a view toward predicting clinically relevant patient outcomes. He also specializes in forensic bioinformatics. Prior to joining the university, Dr. Coombes was a part of the MD Anderson Cancer Center within the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

Dr. Coombes received his Ph.D. in pure mathematics in 1982 from the University of Chicago and worked for many years in the areas of algebraic K-theory and arithmetic algebraic geometry (while rising through the academic ranks at MIT, University of Michigan, and University of Maryland in College Park).​​