Steve Cole is a Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the UCLA School of Medicine. His research studies the biological pathways by which social environments influence gene expression by viral, cancer, and immune cell genomes. Dr. Cole received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1993 and subsequently completed 5 years of Post-Doctoral Fellowship research in psycho-neuro-immunology at UCLA. He subsequently served as an Assistant Research Biologist (1998), Assistant Professor (2001), Associate Professor (2006), and Professor of Medicine (2011) at UCLA. In addition to his appointments in the Division of Hematology-Oncology in the UCLA Department of Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Dr. Cole is also a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Norman Cousins Center, the UCLA AIDS Institute, and the UCLA Molecular Biology Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. Dr. Cole also serves as Director of the UCLA Social Genomics Core Laboratory, and provides consulting support on social regulation of gene expression to the Institute of Medicine, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the Santa Fe Institute for Complex Systems, and the MacArthur Foundation, among others.