Kristin O'Brien

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Kristin O'Brien

Associate professor of biology

University affiliation

  • Institute of Arctic Biology
  • College of Natural Science and Mathematics
  • Department of Biology and Wildlife
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks)

Contact information

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Areas of expertise

  • Biology
  • Fisheries and ocean science

Research interests/biography

O'Brien's research is aimed at understanding how fish maintain energy production at cold temperatures. Expertise includes physiology and biochemistry, mitochondrial biology, metabolic remodeling in fishes at cold temperature and adaptations of Antarctic fishes to cold temperature.