O'Brien Lab

Ed O’Brien

Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
    Member of the Bioinformatics and Genomics Ph.D. Program,
    Member of the Institute for Cybersciences,
    Pennsylvania State University, 2014 – present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge, 2009 – 2013
  • Graduate Student, University of Maryland College Park and National Institutes of Health, 2002-2008

Education

  • Training, Advanced Sequencing Technologies, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, November 2013
  • Ph.D., Chemical Physics, University of Maryland College Park, 2008
  • B.S., Biochemistry, University of the Sciences, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • National Institutes of Health R35 MIRA (2017-2022)
  • Priestly Undergraduate Teaching Award (2016)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2016-2021)
  • Human Frontiers in Science Program Award (2015-2018)
  • Biotechnology and Biology Sciences Research Council (UK) David Phillips Fellowship (2013) – Declined
  • The Royal Society (UK) University Research Fellowship (2013) – Declined
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Grant Awardee (2012-2013)
  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (2009-2012)
  • National Science Foundation EAPSI Fellow (2007)
  • National Institutes of Health GPP Graduate Biophysics Fellow (2003-2008)

Positions

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, 2014 – present
Affiliated with the Bioinformatics and Genomics Ph.D. Program, Pennsylvania State University, 2014-present
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge, 2009 – 2013
Graduate Student, University of Maryland College Park and National Institutes of Health, 2002-2008

Education

Training, Advanced Sequencing Technologies, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, November 2013
Ph.D., Chemical Physics, University of Maryland College Park, 2008
B.S., Biochemistry, University of the Sciences, 2002

Honors and Awards

Biotechnology and Biology Sciences Research Council (UK) David Phillips Fellowship (2013) – Declined
The Royal Society (UK) University Research Fellowship (2013) – Declined
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Grant Awardee (2012-2013)
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (2009-2012)
National Science Foundation EAPSI Fellow (2007)
National Institutes of Health GPP Graduate Biophysics Fellow (2003-2008)