Join the lab


If you are interested in plant development and stress responses, transcriptional regulation and plant biotechnology, I am always keen to hear from you and discuss possibilities for sponsoring Postdocs applications such as FONDECYT Postdoc or other national/international grants.

Ph.D students

If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in plant biology and are interested in the laboratory please contact me. There are three Ph.D. programs to apply at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile:

Doctorado en Ciencias Biológicas

Doctorado en Ciencias de la Agricultura

Doctorado en Biotecnología Vegetal


I have a few spots each year to accommodate highly motivated and commited undergraduate students in our team. We expect long-term commitment and dedication. If you are interested please contact Dr. Jose O’Brien (

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