Marie O’Brien

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Marie O’Brien
Histologist in Materials

Marie is a histologist with over 15 years’ experience. She received a BSc in Forensic and Biomolecular Science from Liverpool John Moores University in 2004. As a histologist Marie worked in the Veterinary Pathology Department at Liverpool University for 8 years before moving to the University of Manchester and setting up a histology facility for the School of Materials. Marie became a Registered Scientist with the Institute of Science and Technology in 2016 and has won various awards for her work.

The histology facility is capable of processing, sectioning and staining a variety of different materials from electrospun polymer scaffolds to hydrogels and soft tissues to bone samples. Marie has extensive experience working with challenging materials not previously used in histology. Click here to find out more about out Biomedical Materials theme.