Robbin is currently a second-year Ph.D. student in the Program in Molecular Biophysics. She obtained her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester, where she researched myoglobin engineering in the lab of Rudi Fasan and CRISPR-Cas Type VI-B systems in the lab of Mitchell R. O’Connell. After graduating, she stayed at the University of Rochester in the lab of Paul Boutz, where she researched the role of intronic polyadenylation in cancer. For her thesis, Robbin is investigating the biogenesis of AMPA receptors and their various cofactors.
Outside of research, Robbin enjoys playing frisbee, the arts, and taking care of her bunny, Carson, who is named after her science role model, Rachel Carson. Robbin is also a GSA representative and a member of the PMB social committee.