College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Tammatha O'Brien



Office Phone: 301.405.1305
Fax: 301.314.9290
Office Address: 3118 Plant Sciences Building


Sibao Wang*,Tammatha R. O’Brien*, Monica Pava-Ripoll, and Raymond J. St. Leger.  Local adaptation of an introduced transgenic insect fungal pathogen due to new beneficial mutations PNAS 2011 ; published ahead of print December 5, 2011, doi:10.1073/pnas.1113824108  (*These authors contributed equally to this work.)  

Race, Genomics, and Human Evolutionary History (BSCI189I) Lab Manual for the University of Maryland at College Park.

It’s a Jungle Out There (Dec 2007) article for the magazine Groundwork: Publication of Landscape Contractors Association of MD-DC-VA  

The World of Biology, Biology for Non-majors (BSCI103) Lab Manual for the University of Maryland at College Park, Editions #1-4. Published by Hayden McNeil 

Principles of Biology I; Biology for Majors (BSCI105) Lab Manual for the University of Maryland at College Park. Published by Hayden McNeil. 

Cell Biology and Physiology (BSCI330) Lab Manual for the University of Maryland at Shady Grove.


University of Maryland College Park, MD

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Doctorate Program in Physical Therapy Program Washington DC: Human Physiology for Rehab Medicine

Prince George’s Community College Largo, MDBiology for Non-Majors, Cell Biology and Physiology, Genetics

Trinity University Washington DC: Human Genetics for Nursing Students

Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver SpringCampus, Maryland: Biology for Non-Majors 

Current Projects

Designing a MOOC for Coursera: Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology)


Allen L. Steinhauer Award for Excellence in Teaching. Department of Entomology, University of Maryland  2006 


Ph.D. in Entomology with an emphasis in Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland Metarhizium anisopliae's persistence as a saprophyte, genetic basis of adaptation and role as a plant symbiont 2004-2008