Kirstin Bode


Kirstin is a third-year graduate student who joined the Davidson lab in 2022. Born and raised in Ohio, they received their B.S. in Chemistry and B.A. in Philosophy from Kent State University in 2021. During their undergraduate career, they worked in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Mighion developing a novel class of Ir(III) catalysts for C–H oxidation of unfunctionalized alkanes. In the Davidson lab, Kirstin studies the depolymerization of surface-active block copolymers.

In their free time, Kirstin enjoys kayaking on Lake Carnegie, taking care of their many houseplants, and trying out new recipes. They also love social dancing, especially East Coast swing, Lindy, and salsa.