Broadly, I am interested in how selection shapes populations, genes, and genomes on a short time scale, as well as the health and ecological ramifications of such rapid evolutionary shifts. 

 

I am a postdoc at Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech where I focus on developing technology to use next-gen sequencing to monitor microbiome dynamics in hospitals in order to decrease the number of hospital acquired infections.


I recently received my Ph.D. from  the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, where I worked in Joshua S. Rest's and Steven J. Frank's labs. Prior to graduate school, I received a B.A. from New York University followed by three years researching multiple sclerosis at the MS Research Center of NY.

 

Feel free to contact me to talk science: niamh.ohara@cornell.edu

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