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Dr Siobhan O'Brien PhD

Tenure Track Fellow Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour


Personal Statement

My research asks broad questions about how microbial communities evolve and function. In particular, I am interested in how intra- and interspecific interactions within these communities can drive evolutionary changes, and how evolution can in turn shape community context (e.g. see review papers: O’Brien et al 2013, O’Brien & Fothergill 2017). To tackle these questions, I experimentally evolve microbes in complex communities, with the goal of bridging the gap between the lab and the field.