The O'Brien Lab

Anna Obrien

Principal InvestigatorAssistant Professor

Anna is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences as of March 2022. Anna’s postdoctoral work at the University of Toronto in the Frederickson, Rochman, and Sinton labs focused on how urban contaminants affect duckweed interactions with their microbiome, and how duckweed-microbe interactions affect biotransformation of urban contaminants. Anna worked on teosinte in her PhD, asking how climate shaped adaptation to plant-rhizosphere interactions and how adaptation to climate in teosinte might be altered by rhizosphere interactions. Anna’s PhD work was at University of California Davis, in the Ross-Ibarra and Strauss labs, and in collaboration with Dr. Ruairidh Sawers (now at PennState) at LANGEBIO-CINVESTAV in Guanajuato, Mexico.

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Anna Obrien's papers