Tobias Jakobi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Dr. Jakobi is bioinformatician trained with an emphasis on the interconnection of wet lab research and computational research. His academic and research training included eukaryotic biology, genome research, and wet lab training in addition to comprehensive training in theoretical and applied bioinformatics to allow the fluent communication between wet lab and bioinformatics.

Research Interests: 
  • Computational cardiology
  • Circular RNA
  • Bioinformatics

Dr. Jakobi's lab is part of the Translational Cardiovascular Research Center in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Dr. Jakobi's lab focuses on the interplay of coding and non-coding RNAs, such as the novel class of circular RNAs in heart disease. Moreover, they develop new computational tools that can be used by other researchers in their field of interest.

PhD, Bioinformatics, Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, 2014
MSc, Bioinformatics & Genome Research, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany, 2009
BSc, Bioinformatics & Genome Research, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany, 2007
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Bioinformatics, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany, 2015