Dr. Kodner was selected for funding for a new snow algae physiology research project, through new NSF Mid-Career Advancement Program (MCA).
The MCA supports opportunities for scientists and engineers at the associate professor rank (or equivalent) to substantively enhance and advance their research program through synergistic partnerships. This award provides protected time, resources, and the means to gain new skills through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships.
Dr. Kodner will partner with Dr. Jodi Young at the University of Washington, an algal physiologist studying ice algae in Antarctica. Together, we will be comparing how snow algae respond to seasonal changes in the environment with how ice algae respond to polar night and the transitions to spring.
Graduate student Rachel Liu (Young Lab, UW) and undergraduate Clare Hanneman (Kodner Lab, WWU) work together on a pilot project in Washington Pass July, 2022.