Senior Vice President, Research & Development
Bob Cook has served as our Senior Vice President, Research & Development, since September 2020, previously serving as our Vice President, Research & Development, from July 2019 to August 2020, and as Vice President, Medical Affairs and R&D, from April 2018 to July 2019. Dr. Cook served as Executive Director, R&D, from June 2015 to April 2018, and Manager of Scientific Relations from February 2011 to June 2015. Dr. Cook joined Castle Biosciences following a postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine where he focused on the genetic regulation of rare ovarian granulosa cell tumors. In his current position, Dr. Cook oversees research and development at Castle. He previously completed his doctoral work in biochemistry, molecular biology and cellular biology at Northwestern University, with a focus on the structural characteristics of protein hormones important for regulating the reproductive system.
Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, Dr. Cook spent five years at Gen-Probe Inc., using the company’s proprietary nucleic acid amplification technology to design diagnostic assays for hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. He received a B.S. degree in molecular biology from Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Cook is an author of many medical and scientific publications and a co-inventor of several of Castle Biosciences’ technologies.