Kristin Kohler, PhD

Kohler_pic1Kristin grew up in the small town of Jackson in Northern California and obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of the Pacific. During her time at Pacific she worked in the laboratory of Craig Vierra where she identified silk genes of the Black Widow spider. She completed her Ph.D. in the lab of David Schatz at Yale University studying the targeting of Somatic Hypermutation in activated B cells. Kristin is excited to integrate her knowledge of immunology in studying the evolutionary processes of host-microbe associations. Outside of lab Kristin enjoys hiking with her dog, trail running and baking.