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Stephen James O'Brien

Stephen James O'Brien, American geneticist, researcher. Achievements include research in molecular genetics, developmental and cell biology, genetics of oncology, viral oncology, immunology and reproductive physiology, molecular evolution, paleontology, cytology, populations genetics.

Background

  • O'Brien, Stephen James was born on September 30, 1944 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Bernard Carroll and Kathryn Marie O'Brien.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, St. Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1971.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow genetics-biochemistry Gerontology Research Center, Baltimore, 1971-1972. National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1972-1973. Staff fellow Laboratory Viral Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 1973-1978, research geneticist Frederick, Maryland, 1978-1980, chief section of genetics, since 1980, acting chief, 1983-1985.

      Chief Laboratory Genomic Diversity, Center Cancer Research National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, since 1986. Zoology and botany teaching assistant St. Francis College, 1965-1966. General genetics laboratory instructor and lecturer Cornell University, 1966-1971, biology and society teaching assistant, 1969-1971, human genetics discussion leader, 1970-1971.

      Adjunct professor genetics George Washington University, since 1974. Adjunct graduate advisor department biology American University, since 1979, Hood College, since 1982. Adjunct professor department zoology University Maryland, since 1982, department biology Johns Hopkins University, since 1982.

      Faculty affiliate department pathology Colorado State University, since 1994. Affiliate professor department biology George Mason University, since 1994. Appointed research fellow Smithsonian Institution, Washington, since 1982.

      Board trustees American Type Culture Association, Rockville, Maryland, since 1983. Appointed executive board American Type Culture Collection, Rockville, since 1984, secretary-treasurer board trustees, since 1987. Founder, co-director New Opportunities in Animal Health Sciences, Center for Wildlife Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, since 1985.

      Member cat specialist group International Union for Conservation of Nature, Geneva, since 1985, member captive breeding specialist group species survival commission, since 1986. Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in molecular genetics, developmental and cell biology, genetics of oncology, viral oncology, immunology and reproductive physiology, molecular evolution, paleontology, cytology, populations genetics.

    Works

    • Editor Isozyme Bulletin, 1975-1978, Genetic Maps, since 1980. Executive editor Journal Heredity, American Genetics Association, since 1987. Associate editor Genomics, 1987-1991, Mammalian Genome, since 1990, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, since 1990.

      Guest editor Current Biology, 1993. Journal advisory board Cosmos, 1994. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Genetics Society of America, American Society Naturalists, Tissue Culture Association, American Genetics Association (board directors since 1984, chairman long range planning committee since 1985), American Association Zoological Parks and Aquariums (advisor special survival plan-cheetah since 1986), New York Academy of Sciences, Cosmos Club.

    Connections

    • Married Diane Louise Rockhill, November 28, 1968. Children: Mary, Meghan.
    • father: Bernard Carroll
    • mother: Kathryn Marie O'Brien
    • spouse: Diane Louise Rockhill
    • children: Mary O'Brien
    • Meghan O'Brien
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    Born September 30, 1944
    (age 72)
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    • 1966
      St. Francis College
    • 1971
      Cornell University
    • 1971 - 1972
      Postdoctoral fellow, genetics-biochemistry Gerontology Research Center
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1972 - 1973
      National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow, National Cancer Institute
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1973 - 1978
      staff fellow, Laboratory Viral Carcinogenesis
    • 1978 - 1980
      staff fellow, Laboratory Viral Carcinogenesis
      Maryland, United States
    • 1980
      staff fellow, Laboratory Viral Carcinogenesis
    • 1983 - 1985
      staff fellow, Laboratory Viral Carcinogenesis
    • 1986
      chief Laboratory Genomic Diversity
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