Roberta O’Connor

robbie oconnorOGL, Senior Research Scientist

Robbie received her Ph.D. in Pathobiology at the University of Florida in 1999. Since that time, her research has encompassed a wide range of applications in the realm of parasitology and immunology, primarily focused on host-parasite interactions of the intestinal apicomplexan parasite, Cryptosporidium. She is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center, where she continues her parasitology research, and she is the vice-chair of the Tufts Institutional Biosafety Committee. She is currently conducting research on OGL’s NSF-sponsored program, “Lignocellulose degradation by shipworms and their bacterial endosymbionts”.


1999 Ph.D., University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Dept of Pathobiology.
1989 M.S., Cornell University, Dept of Animal Science.
1983 B.S., University of Rhode Island. Majors: Animal Science and Agricultural Education