Emily O’Brien, Laboratory Technician, is focused on the plant microbiome and its effect on plant biology. Her Honours thesis at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus studied the effects of Azospirillum brasilense on the production of cannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis in the lab of Dr. Michael Deyholos. In addition to providing laboratory support, she is studying agrology with the intent to receive Master Grower status from Health Canada for the industrial-scale production of cannabis.