Patrick O'Brien

Patrick O'Brien, PhD

Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, CMB DEI Month Book Club, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair, replication, and mutagenesis. Biochemical, biophysical and cellular studies of dynamic protein-DNA interactions

Our community is improved by striving to maintain a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. I regularly attend workshops and discussions surrounding issues of DEI and I make every effort to consider the importance of diversity in recruiting faculty and students and in advising and supporting trainees at all levels.

Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair, replication, and mutagenesis. Biochemical, biophysical and cellular studies of dynamic protein-DNA interactions. We are interested in basic mechanisms and abnormal mechanisms associated with cancer, immunodeficiency, and aging.