Dr. Jack O'Brien

Dr. Jack O'Brien

Assistant Professor



B.A. Biology
Stanford University

Ph.D. Biology
University of California at Santa Barbara

Research Interests


Ecological Parasitology

For more details, go to his research page.



General Biology II  (BLY 122)

An overview of the major groups of plants, bacteria, fungi, protists, invertebrates and vertebrates; vertebrate morphology, plant and animal physiology, animal behavior, macroevolution, and ecology.

Marine Biology  (BLY 367)

Introduction to the basic concepts of the field including descriptions of the biological and environmental characteristics of major marine ecosystems. Laboratory exercises cover nearby marine habitats and the classification, morphology, physiology, and ecology of locally occurring flora and fauna.

General Parasitology  (BLY 459)

A survey of all major groups of parasites covering the principles of the field, especially evolution and ecology.

Topics in Parasitology  (BLY 533)

Theoretical aspects of parasite ecology, evolution, and physiology, with emphasis on current literature