Anna O’Brien

I am currently a post doc in the Frederickson, Rochman, and Sinton labs at University of Toronto, working on duckweeds, microbes, urban contaminants, and phenotypes.

My PhD work was at Davis, with thesis advisors Dr. Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra and Dr. Sharon Strauss. I also collaborated closely with Dr. Ruairidh Sawers at LANGEBIO-CINVESTAV in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Contact: anna.obrien[at]




me and waterfall uruapan

Blog posts by Anna elsewhere

For North American Youth Parliament for Water at Alliance for Global Water Adaptation –  Drops of Change: Fighting Against Freshwater Pollution in a Changing Climate

For the American Genetics Association: –Oversalted: How does a tiny floating plant cope with urban runoff?