Skylar Kim

Graduate Student

I’m a MIT graduate student who joined the lab in 2018. I’m mostly interested in non-mendelian inheritance, stress biology (how cells survive environmental perturbation), and evolution.

I did my undergraduate work at UC Berkeley, where I completed my B.A. in Molecular and Cell Bio/Genetics and minored in philosophy. I began my research career studying mouse major urinary proteins, a family of proteins that allow mice to recognize individuals via smell in the Nachman Kab. I then switched gears to study the mechanisms by which yeast survive desiccation (drying out) in the Koshland Lab, where I completed the bulk of my undergraduate work.

I’m into all things space, music, philosophy. Outside of lab, I like to watch movies/nature documentaries, do judo, and play scary video games.