Hi! I’m Jack O’Brien and I’m currently an assistant professor of mathematics at Bowdoin College. My research specialty is in statistical genetics and I am particularly interested in the problems that occur in metagenomic or multigenomic data. Moving from my native Maine, I received my undergraduate degree in mathematics at Pomona College under the supervision of Erica Flapan. I received my doctorate in Biomathematics at UCLA under the joint supervision of Marc Suchard and Zhen-Su She. While there I worked closely with Vladimir Minin and Alex Alekseyenko. I did a post-doc in statistical genetics at the Statistics Department of the University of Bristol with Peter Green, Dan Lawson, Daniel Falush and Xavier Didelot. I then worked as a senior statistician at the Centre for Genomics and Global Health at the University of Oxford under Dominic Kwiatkowski, working closely with Zam Iqbal, Jason Wendler and Lucas Amenga-Etego. Since arriving at Bowdoin, I have been working with Nick Record (among others) at Bigelow Laboratory to perform multi-scale metagenomic sampling of the Gulf of Maine.
A complete CV can be found here: cv_jobrien