The O’Donnell Lab

Welcome to the O’Donnell Lab! We are a new lab in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. We study the multitude of ways that microbes influence behavior and physiology of their animal hosts. 


Our lab trip to Escape New Haven, we named our team "escape the worm"
January 3, 2022
Happy new year, here is a photo of the lab at our holiday outing at Escape New Haven. We barely escaped. Looking forward to more lab outings once it’s safe to do so...
October 14, 2021
We’ve recently had multiple new members join the lab this semester! Welcome to Madhumanti Dasgupta - who joins us from Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru where...
A poster for the O'Donnell Lab, showing C. elegans and C. elegance
February 11, 2021
The first of many, hopefully! Courtesy of our first rotation student, Matt Steinsaltz of BQBS - who helped both set up the lab over the last month, and also performed our...