Robin Kodner , PhD

Associate Professor · she/her


The Kodner Lab uses environmental-based genomic and bioinformatics methods that integrate evolution with analysis of community structure and phylogeography.  Currently, her lab works on the snow microbiome from the Pacific Northwest as a model to study how these communities evolve in response to environmental change, as well as studying microbial communities in Bellingham Bay and their response to changing ocean conditions over seasons and years.

Educational & Professional Experience

My lab studies the diversity and evolution of microbial eukaryote communities (specifically microalgae) in both marine and alpine environments.  My lab also runs The Living Snow Project, a community supported science program for backcountry travelers in alpine environments.