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Currently, we are not accepting undergraduate students

We are not accepting students for the Spring 2024 semester. If you are interested in working in Professor O'Brien's lab during the Fall of 2024, fill out the O'Brien Lab Application and e-mail it to Dr. Yaqin Xu, at

The lab is open to recruiting graduate students

Post-doc: The lab is looking for a post-doc. Please email Dr. Kimberly O'Brien at for further information. 

Graduate Students: The lab is open to recruiting graduate students interested. Please email Dr. Kimberly O’Brien at for further information and possible positions.

Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholars

The majority of students are chosen for the Rawlings CPRS program as incoming freshmen. Current Cornell sophomores, who were not chosen as entering freshmen to be in the Rawlings CPRS program, may apply in the spring of their sophomore year to be admitted into the program at the beginning of their junior year. For students interested in this option, please visit RCPRS Prospective Scholars

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